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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Will Not Be Trump's Running Mate

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By    |   Friday, 03 Jun 2016 05:18 PM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has ruled out becoming Donald Trump's running mate.

The Hill reports Scott told CNN: "I'm going to pass on that when asked about joining the presumptive presidential nominee's ticket.

Both men are scheduled meet Monday at Trump Tower in New York. Scott, who endorsed Trump, had said he wanted to meet with him to discuss the general election.

"I'll have two years left when Donald gets elected president," Scott said, The Hill reports. "I want to finally have a federal partner that's going to focus on jobs."

According to The Hill, Scott said, if asked, that he would decline the opportunity to have his personal life vetted in advance of Trump's selection of a running mate.

"No. ... I like this job," The Hill quoted the Florida governor. "I worked hard to get this job."

"I'm going to do my best my last two years to make sure this is the No. 1 place in the world for jobs, education and public safety," he said.

Scott predicted Trump will "have a big win" in the general election.

And Politico reported Scott is intent on serving out his term as Florida governor.

"I love the 20 million people that live in my state and 100 million tourists," Politico quoted Scott as saying.

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