Lake Buena Vista, Florida (CNN) – Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Friday distanced himself from Mitt Romney's proposed immigration policies.
"We've got to have a whole policy. We can't pick and choose," the Florida governor said when asked about Romney's proposals that would allow illegal immigrants with higher education degrees or those who have served in the military to remain in the United States.
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Scott, a Romney supporter, spoke to CNN after addressing the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, where Romney appeared Thursday and where President Barack Obama spoke Friday.
The first-term governor also pushed back against a report that the Romney campaign asked Scott to tone down the positive economic message in his state.
"No, the Romney campaign has not asked us to tone down anything," Scott said.
But he added he is "glad people understand how well we're doing."
Although he governs a state with a growing Latino population, Scott said the 2012 election will ultimately be about jobs, not immigration.
"This presidential race will be a lot like my race in 2010. It's going to be all about jobs," Scott said. "Every family I know is focused on these things."