- DailyMail.com obtained exclusive pictures of Casey’s tour of Homosassa Springs
- Her daughter Madison tagged along on the boat tour with first responders
- Casey held a smiling Madison on her hip in never-before-seen pictures
DailyMail.com obtained exclusive pictures of Casey’s tour of Homosassa Springs last week, where she met with local law enforcement the coast guard who were first on the scene after the devastating storm.
The first lady recognized the heroism of the first responders who saved the life of a fisherman after his boat was wrecked by the hurricane.
Her six-year-old daughter Madison tagged along on the boat tour and learned about the details of the fisherman’s rescue.
Casey propped Madison up on her hip during the tour in never-before-seen pictures obtained by DailyMail.com.
Madison was all smiles while sporting a neon yellow life vest while on the boat with her hair tied in a bright white bow.
The Florida first lady announced $6 million to support hurricane recovery efforts in the Big Bend area.
‘Following Hurricane Idalia, we are bolstering resources for local governments to continue providing services and ensuring small businesses are able to keep their doors open,’ First Lady Casey DeSantis said.
She added that through ‘awards and other programs,’ the DeSantis administration is working to help ‘rebuild while attracting economic development opportunities and equipping Floridians with skills to provide for their families.’
The hurricane devastation tour preceded her husband Ron DeSantis’ third GOP debate performance in Miami this week.
Casey was seen in Miami on Wednesday to support Ron during his third Republican debate.
She dazzled in a white matching set adorned with colorful flowers.
Ron sported a black and white checkered tie with a tiny white pattern that became a point of discussion because it gave off a strobe-like effect on screen.
Casey DeSantis was a longtime Jacksonville, Florida TV reporter before aiding her husband’s political career.
According to an exclusive DailyMail.com poll of viewers, Ron DeSantis beat Nikki Haley in the third Republican presidential debate on Wednesday night.
The pair have been scrapping it out for second place in the Republican nomination race behind Donald Trump.
The Florida governor was judged to be the most presidential of the five candidates on stage and better placed than Haley, the former South Carolina governor, to take on the frontrunner.
In a head-to-head match-up, 56 percent of respondents said DeSantis performed better than Haley, according to a poll of 544 viewers conducted by J.L. Partners. In contrast, 35 percent said Haley did better.
And when asked who was best placed to beat the former president, 53 percent said DeSantis and 29 percent plumped for Haley.