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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, knows that voters in the counties in the Interstate 4 corridor are important in presidential and statewide races. "I think its about 52 percent of the vote," he said. "You need to win it." (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the keynote speaker at a Florida Republican Party Presidency 5 convention, delivers a speech on Sept. 24, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. (Associated Press)

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After less than five months in office, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has fallen from favor among Floridians overall, a new poll found. A majority of Republicans still support him. (Associated Press)

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott angered many residents, including some lawmakers in his own party, when he returned $2.4 billion in federal funds for building a high-speed rail link between Tampa and Orlando. (Associated Press)

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President Obama is greeted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his wife Ann upon his arrival to Miami International Airport on Friday, March, 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott announces his new budget during a tea party event in Eustis, Fla., on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush waves as he is introduced to the crowd during inauguration ceremonies for Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, outside the Old Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Alex Sink (left) and Rick Scott, Florida gubernatorial candidates, meet for their first face-to-face debate at Univision's studios in Miami on Friday. Their answers to panelists' questions were translated into Spanish.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott (center) gestures as he speaks with supporters on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. At left is Mr. Scott's wife, Ann. Florida's GOP voters chose the wealthy Mr. Scott, a political newcomer, over career public servant Bill McCollum as their candidate for governor. (AP Photo)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Karen Moran of West Palm Beach, a member of the "tea party," tries to prohibit Everett Wilkinson, chairman of the South Florida Tea Party, from heckling GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott on Thursday in West Palm Beach.