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The DeSantis-Lonsdale ’24 Beauty Pageant

Joe Lonsdale, the outspoken Palantir co-founder and V.C., is rolling out the green carpet for Ron DeSantis at a splashy event next month. Will the rest of the Silicon Valley G.O.P. billionaires follow suit?


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Greg Becker, president and C.E.O. of Silicon Valley Bank.
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