|Fla. gov. taps former legislator as running mate|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
MIAMI Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday tapped a former legislator and Miami-Dade politician as lieutenant governor and his running mate for 2014.
Ending a guessing game that stretched on for nearly 10 months, Scott named Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera to the post. He starts the job Feb. 3.
Scott defended the time it took to finally settle on a lieutenant governor, saying that what I was worked on was trying to build a team.
I took the right amount of time to find the right person, Scott said.
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