Scott Makes his Case for a Second Term as Governor

FILE - In this May 16, 2012 file photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks in Fort Lauderdale. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, long opposed President Barack Obama's remake of the health insurance market. After President Obama won re-election, the Republican governor softened his tone. He said he wanted to "have a conversation" with the administration about implementing the 2010 law. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)
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ORLANDO, Fla.-- Gov. Rick Scott is pointing to Florida's improved economy as Republicans look past losses in November and ahead toward the next election.

Scott, who will seek his second term in 2014, told party activists Saturday that unemployment has dropped and the housing market has improved since he took office.

Scott said he has made the state more business friendly by lowering taxes and getting rid of regulations.

Party activists also re-elected Lenny Curry as the state GOP chairman.

AP-WF-01-05-13 1635GMT

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