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MacNamara resigns: media attention 'has begun to interfere' with job

Gov. Rick Scott's chief of staff submitted his resignation Saturday after meeting with the governor in his office this afternoon. In two-page letter, MacNamara said the media scrutiny "has begun to interfere with the day-to-day operations of this office,'' and said that his departure is six months earlier than either of them had planned.

He said that his efforts at helping Scott fulfill his campaign pledge of openness and transparency in state government helped "Floridians begin to know the real Rick Scott -- a man who listens to them, tries to understand their issues and concenrs, and works diligently to help solve their problems,'' he write. "To continue the good work you have begun, I look forward to working these next few weeks on a successful transition with your next Chief of Staff."

Here's his letter: Download SKMBT_C45112051215000