- Associated Press - Friday, February 24, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is the new vice-chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

The organization announced Friday that Scott has been elected to the position by his fellow GOP governors. He takes the place of former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who resigned from her job after President Donald Trump named her ambassador to the United Nations.

Scott will hold the position for the rest of the year. His selection could put him line to become the RGA chairman during the 2018 elections when 38 states including Florida will hold elections for new governors. Scott cannot seek a third term in office due to term limits.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the current RGA chairman, said Scott will help the group recruit candidates and raise money ahead of the 2018 elections.

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