With session over, Gov. Scott starts campaigning

JACKSONVILLE — A man shouted “Let’s get to work!” as Gov. Rick Scott stepped up to a microphone at a car dealership on Monday, and the governor quickly reminded him that things have changed since 2010.

“Now we’re going to do ‘Let’s keep working.’ Let’s practice,” Scott said as he lead the crowd in chanting of eight times he and other speakers prompted the chant.

Now that the Legislature’s business is over, Scott is turning his focus on winning a second term. The event began a week of campaigning with a focus on $500 million in tax cuts Scott and the Legislature are making this year, including $400 million in motor vehicle registration fees that were raised under then Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, who is seeking his old job with as a Democrat.

“We can never forget this tax on motor vehicles was raised 54 percent by? Charlie Crist!” Scott said. “Boo, Charlie Crist. He raised these taxes on you.”

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