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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Picks First Latino Lt. Gov.

Florida Governor Rick Scott chose Miami-Dade County official Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014, to fill the vacan
Florida Governor Rick Scott chose Miami-Dade County official Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014, to fill the vacant position of lieutenant governor and be his running mate in November. (Walter Michot/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images)

MIAMI — Hoping to bolster his support in South Florida's Hispanic community, Gov. Rick Scott chose Miami-Dade official Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Tuesday as lieutenant governor and his running mate in November.

He will be the first Hispanic to hold the office.

An influential former state legislator, Lopez-Cantera, 40, rose steadily in the Florida House as an ally of then-Speaker Marco Rubio and was House majority leader from 2010 to 2012.

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