|Published:||May 15, 2012 3:48 AM EDT|
|Updated:||May 15, 2012 3:48 AM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Republican Governor Rick Scott says he doesn't expect the gay marriage issue will have a major impact on voter's opinions for the Presidential race in Florida.
Florida voters have already defined marriage as between one man and one woman, with the approval of a constitutional amendment in 2008.
"Florida voters have already decided. I don't think its going to be an issue," Gov. Scott said in a one-on-one interview with WINK News. "The issue's going to be all about jobs."
Scott said the presidential race will similar to his gubernatorial campaign in 2008, where jobs were the leading issue.
Scott endorsed Mitt Romney for President in April, and said he's willing to help the presumptive Republican nominee win Florida.
"I'm going to be helpful, supportive, of getting somebody in Washington that's going to say, we've got to reduce the cost of government, the size of government, the reach of government, so business people will feel comfortable to bring those jobs to America," Scott said.
When asked about Romney's search for a running mate, Scott said two oft-mentioned Florida names would be good choices.
"I think Senator Rubio, I think Gov. Bush would both be great picks. I think it would be good for Florida," Scott said. "I want (Romney) to pick somebody that's going to help Florida get jobs. It's going to come down to who do you believe is going to help you keep your job, or get a job. Governor Romney or President Obama."
The governor said he's made progress on his own 2008 campaign pledge to create 700,000 jobs in seven years. He said Florida has added 100,000 new jobs in his first 16 months in office.