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STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Pol⁠i⁠cy Team Release S⁠t⁠a⁠t⁠emen⁠t⁠s ⁠i⁠n Suppor⁠t⁠ of Casey DeSan⁠t⁠⁠i⁠s’ Breas⁠t⁠ Cancer D⁠i⁠agnos⁠i⁠s

By: The James Madison Institute / 2021

October 4, 2021CONTACT
Emerson W. George

TALLAHASSEE – Today, following the announcement of First Lady DeSantis’ breast cancer diagnosis, the policy team at The James Madison Institute released the following statements in support of Florida’s First Lady:

“First Lady DeSantis has been steadfast in her fight for the women of Florida and she deserves nothing less from us as she begins this fight against cancer. All of us at The James Madison Institute will keep the First Lady, Governor DeSantis, and their beautiful family in our prayers and in our hearts,” – J.Robert McClure, Ph.D., President and CEO

“As a steadfast champion for children and for Florida‘s parents, I am confident that cancer has met its match. I wish Florida’s First Lady a full and speedy recovery, and God’s peace and strength in the midst of battling this awful disease,” – William Mattox, Director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options

“Cancer Sucks. There’s no better way to say it. First Lady, your efforts over the years have been a true source of inspiration to many. I look forward to seeing you out there soon, with all of the poise and strength you always show,” – Logan Padgett, Director of Communications

“First Lady DeSantis has been a hero for children, for those with lesser voices, and for mental health. I hope the prayers of Floridians and friends around the world give an already strong woman even more fortitude for the road ahead,” – Andrea O’Sullivan, Director of the Center for Technology and Innovation

“There are no more important roles in life than those of wife, mom, and believer; and Florida’s First Lady is a model in all. My prayers, and those of my daughters, will each night be directed toward our First Family and all those fighting this battle. May God’s peace and grace be overflowing and give you strength in the months ahead. Kick its ass, Casey,” – Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy


The James Madison Institute is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the ideals of limited government, economic freedom, federalism and individual liberty coupled with individual responsibility. The institute conducts research on such issues as criminal justice, health care, taxes and regulatory environments.