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Suit filed to force Scott to pick Lt. Governor

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 PDF Document: Rick Scott Lt. Governor petition

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) -- A lawsuit has been filed by a Tallahassee lobbyist and political activist to try and force Governor Rick Scott to select a lieutenant governor.

The position has been vacant for nearly nine months since former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll abruptly resigned.

Carroll resigned last March after she was interviewed by law-enforcement authorities about work she once did for a charity that was a front for a widespread gambling ring. She has not been accused of any wrongdoing.

In her lawsuit Barbara DeVane contends that Scott is breaking a state law that requires him to appoint a lieutenant governor.

READ: Rick Scott Lt. Governor petition (pdf)

DeVane told The Associated Press she is filing the lawsuit because it's time for Scott "to follow the law and do his job."


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