Florida Governor's Mansion

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Gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis will likely dominate the airways up until the November election, but there are other options, including Jacksonville’s own Darcy Richardson.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott has repeatedly pledged to slash government spending since his 2010 election. Yet more than $800,000 has been spent for substantial improvements to the Greek Revival mansion where he and his wife live.

Taxpayers have footed the bill for things like the cleaning of oriental rugs and refinishing the oak flooring at "the People's House." The sprawling edifice at 700 North Adams Street that serves as the private residence as well as official entertainment venue for the state's chief executive.