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Former Lottery secretary lands new job with help from Rick Scott

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Florida’s former lottery secretary, who abruptly resigned last year, has landed a new job with the help of Gov. Rick Scott‘s administration. Cynthia O’Connell began work last week as the director of the Florida Prepaid College Foundation, where she will be responsible for raising money for scholarships that are handed out by the organization. O’Connell will be paid $100,000 a year. During her four and a half years leading the Florida Lottery, O’Connell pushed lottery sales to nearly $6 billion…

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Miss California to speak to Florida GOP

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Carrie Prejean, Miss California 2009 and Miss USA 2009 runnerup, will be a guest speaker at the Republican Party of Florida’s upcoming youth event in Orlando. The RPOF’s Drive the Discussion Exchange ’09 youth event is August 22 at the Gaylord Palms Resort. Prejean is the model from Vista, California, who garnered gained national attention over her answer to a question about same-sex marriage during the Miss USA 2009 pageant. Drive the Discussion Exchange is planned as a gathering for…

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