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The insider in Gov. Scott's team of outsiders

In the Capitol, everyone needs an insider.

Even the ultimate outsider, Gov. Rick Scott.

As a candidate, Scott bashed Tallahassee's special interests and derided the business-as-usual style of state politicians.

As governor, he needed to make nice with the Capitol crowd that largely runs the town.

He needed Hayden Dempsey — a 43-year-old lobbyist, Jeb Bush hand and an early Scott supporter — to bring the outsider and the insiders together.

Keep reading the Times/Herald profile of Dempsey here.

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