Governor Rick Scott is putting a unique twist on celebrating his upcoming inauguration. Scott will be sworn in on January 6 and is ringing in his second term with a series of barbeques across the state.
Scott will stop in Tampa Wednesday for one of his Inauguration Jobs Jamboree. Most of the events in places like Miami, Jacksonville, Lake Mary, Naples and Pensacola are sponsored by businesses. The Tampa event at USAA on Commerce Park Boulevard in Tampa is hosted by the Republican Party of Florida.
Scott’s first Jamboree was at Miami International Airport Monday night.
The barbeques replace more traditional celebrations like an inaugural ball or a parade. The jobs focus echoes Scott’s dominant message on the campaign trail in which he hailed himself as the jobs governor.
Other events to celebrate the upcoming inauguration include a prayer breakfast and a reception at the governor’s mansion.
Scott narrowly defeated Democratic challenger Charlie Crist in the November election.
The Tampa event starts at 5:45 p.m.