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Ronny & Nancy of Tallahassee

Ron and Casey
Florida Governor Ron and First Lady Casey DeSantis. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Tina Nguyen
June 22, 2022

A few months back, a G.O.P. operative was telling me about an old employee of his who had sought a job with Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor on a meteoric rise through the MAGA stratosphere, with all vectors pointed at a White House run in either ‘24 or ‘28 depending on the smoke signals emanating from Mar-a-Lago. The employee had already been through multiple rounds of interviews, and passed background checks. Having been deemed worthy of a meeting with the principal, he was called in for one last evaluation. To his surprise, this final interview was not with Ron DeSantis. It was with his wife, Casey.