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Governor DeSantis, wife welcome 3rd child to family

Gov. Ron DeSantis, Casey DeSantis welcome new baby!

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A hearty “Congratulations!” is in order for Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife! They welcomed a baby girl into the world, Casey DeSantis announced on Monday.

“Ron and I are beyond blessed to welcome our new baby girl, Mamie to the world,” the announcement said.

Maimie entered the world weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces.

“She was the smallest of the bunch, but she is already holding her own,” Casey DeSantis said.

Madison and Mason, the couple’s older children, were very excited to meet their new baby sister.

In a news conference on Monday morning, DeSantis bragged about his new bundle of joy, but also spoke about not being in the delivery room with his wife.

“I did not go into the delivery room because I didn’t want to burn PPE,” DeSantis said. “You know, it was kind of a sad thing, but my wife and I both felt that was the right thing to do. Because really, there’s going to be people that needed more than us.”

DeSantis said he did not want to use up protective equipment, because he knows people need it more than his family right now.


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Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.