Yesterday on the campaign trail – DeSantis is up for re-election this year – the governor was joined onstage with Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis for the first time in a while. Mrs. DeSantis has been battling breast cancer, and in early March the governor announced that she was “cancer-free” after multiple treatments.
Consequently, the joy could be heard in her voice as she made a grand entrance.
Blessed to be back with @GovRonDeSantis fighting to keep Florida free.
— Casey DeSantis (@FLCaseyDeSantis) May 10, 2022
Mrs. DeSantis’ initial exultation for just being there drew loud applause, and rightfully so. Even those on the far-left would have to appreciate a beautiful woman and mother like Casey DeSantis defeating the scourge of breast cancer:
“I don’t know if this sounds very First Lady-like, but damn, it feels good to be here!”
But her follow-up statement and quote from her father highlighted another aspect of the DeSantis family. Their faith and spirituality:
“I am a testament that God is great. God is good. And hope is alive… Have faith, and don’t let the bastards win.”
Ron and Casey DeSantis are Catholics and are unapologetic about their faith. And it’s refreshing to hear and see them embrace their faith, particularly in the context of conquering cancer and the role their beliefs played in the fight. Bravo, Mrs. DeSantis.
But that’s not the only good news for the governor and first lady. According to Fox News, the governor is also raking in campaign funds. Last month, the DeSantis campaign raised $2.297 million, and Friends of Ron DeSantis, his PAC, has hauled in $8.156 million to total more than $113 million during the current election cycle.
The campaign also explained that it was the governor’s best fundraising month since forming the campaign committee last fall. In contrast, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist reported a second consecutive month in April of raising only $1 million.
The immediate task at hand for the governor and his wife, aside from prioritizing the rearing of their three young children, is to win re-election in November. And considering Mr. DeSantis’ massive popularity and his remarkable fund-raising efforts, it seems clear he is headed for a landslide victory. But what we’re all anxious to see, particularly for those of us on the political right, is just how far Mr. and Mrs. DeSantis take this seemingly unstoppable trajectory. At this point, it appears that the sky is the limit.