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Gov. Scott's 'Get Out the Early Vote' Tour Stops in New Tampa


With just over a week left until election day Gov. Rick Scott's "Get Out the Early Vote" bus tour made a stop in New Tampa Friday. Scott made some brief remarks to a group of supporters in a small cafe to encourage them to head to the polls.

"We're on our bus, we're getting the vote out. If you have an absentee ballot, vote it. We need all the votes. And early voting, vote now. The earlier you vote, get those votes in," said Scott.

Along for the ride was Florida's first lady Ann Scott and Speaker of the House Will Weatherford. The Governor was greeted by about two dozen protestors outside who were chanting and carrying signs.

The tour then moved down the road for an afternoon rally in Coral Springs. This weekend there are scheduled stops in Jacksonville, Orlando and Lakeland.

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