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See Gov. Ron DeSantis and his kids at the Florida State Fair

The fair kicked off Thursday with the annual Governor’s Luncheon.
 
Gov. Ron DeSantis shares a moment with his children Mason and Madison during their visit to the Florida State Fair on opening day at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.
Gov. Ron DeSantis shares a moment with his children Mason and Madison during their visit to the Florida State Fair on opening day at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Published Feb. 8

Gov. Ron DeSantis made his return to the Florida State Fair on Thursday. He spoke for about 20 minutes before a packed room of Florida bigwigs before setting out into the fair with his children, Mason and Madison. DeSantis and his aides toured the grounds, greeting fairgoers while the governor’s children rode the rides. The governor promised to snag a Barbie funnel cake for his youngest, Mamie, who stayed home in Tallahassee.

Gov. Ron DeSantis looks waits as his children Madison and Mason enjoy a swing ride during their visit to the Florida State Fair on opening day at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.
Gov. Ron DeSantis looks waits as his children Madison and Mason enjoy a swing ride during their visit to the Florida State Fair on opening day at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Madison and Mason DeSantis enjoy a swing ride during their visit to the Florida State Fair with their father, Gov. Ron DeSantis, on opening day at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.
Madison and Mason DeSantis enjoy a swing ride during their visit to the Florida State Fair with their father, Gov. Ron DeSantis, on opening day at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
A sea lion pops up in front of Gov. Ron DeSantis during opening day at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.
A sea lion pops up in front of Gov. Ron DeSantis during opening day at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Gov. Ron DeSantis meets Luis Pecina, 32, his son Luis Pecina III, 9, and Jack Rosario, 4, of Gibsonton, at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.
Gov. Ron DeSantis meets Luis Pecina, 32, his son Luis Pecina III, 9, and Jack Rosario, 4, of Gibsonton, at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Gov. Ron DeSantis meets supporters on opening day of the Florida State Fair at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.
Gov. Ron DeSantis meets supporters on opening day of the Florida State Fair at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Madison and Mason watch their father, Gov. Ron DeSantis catch a stuffed animal while spending time at the Florida State Fair on opening day at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.
Madison and Mason watch their father, Gov. Ron DeSantis catch a stuffed animal while spending time at the Florida State Fair on opening day at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]