Welcome back to The Best & The Brightest, I’m Tara Palmeri. Tonight, a close look at the newly shuffled cast of characters atop the DeSantis campaign: Media attention has coalesced around the 35-year-old, untested campaign manager James Uthemier—but the more intriguing addition could very well be David Polyansky, the longtime Jeff Roe consiglieri who was transplanted from the outside super PAC. Plus, a divorce between a D.C. power couple that could leave DeSantis’s voter data at risk. But first…
Changing the Subject:
Back in April, I wrote a short item on a cluster of layoffs at Subject Matter, Steve Elmendorf’s powerhouse lobbying shop, including the exit of...
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The mega-consultant, currently ensconced at DeSantis’ super PAC, will now have a loyal and telekinetic deputy acting as de facto campaign manager and Tallahassee daycare operator. Is this just the first step before Roe starts calling all the shots, himself?
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