Ron DeSantis Takes On the Likability Issue (Sort Of)

Posted 1 year ago
Ron DeSantis Takes On the Likability Issue (Sort Of)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – When a couple hundred major donors to Gov. Ron DeSantis’s inauguration arrived at a candlelight dinner to the sounds of a solo saxophonist the night before his swearing-in last week they found a pair of surprises waiting for them.

In a departure from the pedestrian fare found at most political banquets, DeSantis, a food-lover with Italian roots, flew in the crew from Carbone, the trendy, New York-founded restaurant chain that moved to Miami last year, to both make a point about companies relocating to Florida and to offer a treat to contributors who gave at least $25,000.

Yet what was even more of a thrill to the donors than Carbone’s signature spicy rigatoni was what hap...

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