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Scott cancels afternoon plans, travels to Kansas City for ailing mother

Esther scottGov. Rick Scott canceled his afternoon plans today and announced that he will be traveling to Kansas City, Missouri, where his mother, Esther Scott, is hospitalized and in intensive care. 

The governor sent out a Tweet saying that she is battling an infection and posted this note on his Facebook page: "Please pray for my mother, Esther. She is in the ICU fighting an infection. This has been a tough year for our family. Ann lost her father in January and her mother in September."

The governor is in Fort Myers today announcing his new "Colleges and Careers" agenda. He cancelled plans for an afternoon press conference at the Tampa WorkForce Tampa Center and a phone call with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.