Scott: I'm 'going to pass' on being Trump's VP

Posted at 7:02 AM, May 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 08:00:39-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is a big supporter of likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, but he says he's not going to join him on the ticket.

Scott's name has been floated around as a possible vice presidential running mate for Trump. The Republican governor knows the businessman and part-time resident of Florida and has been urging the GOP to rally around him for weeks.

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But in recent days, Scott has said he has no interest in running with him. He repeated that again during a Wednesday interview on CNN. Scott said he was "going to pass" even if Trump personally asked him to run for vice president.

Scott, who was re-elected to a second term in 2014, said "I'm going to stay in this job and finish this job."