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Gov. Rick Scott names Carlos Lopez-Cantera as new Lt. Gov.

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Updated: 1/14 1:19 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott has made the announcement on Facebook of Florida's new Lt. Governor. 

Scott announced it on his Facebook page around 9 a.m. Tuesday that Lopez-Cantera is the new Lt. Gov. Scott also scheduled a Department of Children & Families budget event in Miami — where Lopez-Cantera is currently the property appraiser. 

Lopez-Cantera, 40, is a former state legislator and an ally of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

His appointment comes almost 10 months after Jennifer Carroll abruptly resigned after she was interviewed by law-enforcement authorities about work she once did for a charity that prosecutors have said was a front for a widespread gambling ring. Carroll, of Jacksonville, has not been accused of any wrongdoing.

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eviltwinmorgan - 1/14/2014 6:44 AM
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Via Facebook? Is this government or high school?
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