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Tallahassee gushes over David Beckham

BeckhamDavid Beckham hasn’t given up on the idea of state subsidies for his proposed soccer stadium.

To prove it, the world’s biggest soccer star traveled to Tallahassee on Tuesday to meet with Gov. Rick Scott, along with House and Senate leaders.

Wherever Beckham went, female legislative aides and lobbyists followed.

Even lawmakers — both male and female — took a break from crafting legislation to catch a glimpse of Beckham’s famous face. By late afternoon, Scott, Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, House Speaker Will Weatherford, Sen. Anitere Flores, Rep. Dana Young and Rep. Jose Felix Diaz had all Tweeted their selfies with Beckham.

Beckham characterized the day’s meetings as “very positive.”

He said lawmakers hadn’t made him any promises. “I know that it’s going to be fair and I know that their decision will be what’s best for the state,” he said.

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