Rick Scott to celebrate inauguration with Jobs Jamboree in Tampa on Wednesday

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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.

Janelle Irwin has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. She also hosts a weekly political talk show on WMNF Community radio. Janelle formerly served as the sole staff reporter for WMNF News and previously covered news for Patch.com and various local neighborhood newsletters. Her work has been featured in the New York Daily News, Free Speech Radio News and Florida Public Radio and she's been interviewed by radio stations across the nation for her coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Janelle is a diehard news junkie who isn't afraid to take on big names in local politics including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the dirty business of trash and recycling in St. Pete and the ongoing Pier debacle. Her work as a reporter and radio host has earned her two WMNF awards including News Volunteer of the Year and Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year. Janelle is also the devoted mother to three brilliant and beautiful daughters who are a constant source of inspiration and occasional blogging fodder. To contact, email janelle@floridapolitics.com.