Aleja is the daughter of a penniless Cuban
refugee-turned-sugar magnate and she's married
to a U.S. Senator. That means she's as close as you
get to Cuban American royalty At the very least,
she's the pillar of society in Miami, but she might
be the whole damn building. Like all good royals,
she's learned how to play the figurehead in public.
Privately, she's the firebrand behind two very
influential men and she'll let you forget it until
you — or they - need to be reminded. She has not
been compared to Jackie O., but she will be.
Burke is the senator’s Carrera’s whip-smart chief-of-staff. Out of 50 senators, she’s hitched her wagon to Carreras because she can read the writing on the wall: he’s going places. She also believes in him and sees a man who can part bullshit sea and effect meaningful change. Burke is called to this work. For her, it’s asked not what Michael Carreras can do for you, ask what you can do for Michael Carreras. But that kind of faith scares people. Some might even say her faith looks a lot like love – or maybe obsession.
A Cuban refugee Who Fled Castro’s regime for the promise of safety, Freedom and opportunity in the America. Considering He’s now a sugar baron with enough money land and power to hold political sway, you Could say he’s found plenty of all three. You could also say he’s a survivor. The thing about survivors? They’ll do anything to stay alive.
Stanton is Sell. Carrera's communications
manager. Which is ironic, because he has trouble
reading the writing on any wall. But he does look
the part: well put together, if a little slick. If Burke
believes in tele work, Stanton believes in the
paycheck. Even so, there's a part of Stanton that
wants to be the gt.t,, not just the guy behind the
— guy. Sadly, you need a good set of bulls to make
that happen— so it won't for him. Stanton is in
control of every story except his own: he's middle
management and always will be.
Ripley is a high republican strategist for hire
with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. As fur us he's
concerned, forty years ago, he'd be the Senator. He's a good or boy and nostalgia has left u bitter taste in his mouth. But he's damn good at his job and always ahead of the curve because being the best means he 11 still get the advancement he would prefer was his birthright. But he'll also cut u corner if the price is right. Which means he's about us cutthroat us you get without wielding the knife himself. For God, for country, for Jackson Ripley but not necessarily in that order.
A former Florida State Senator, Wells is the Democratic challenger to Carreras in the coming election. Wells is a struggling attorney who speaks common sense to power and almost belongs to another era. Permanently pickled, sturdy, and about as folksy as a cedar canoe dug out with a teaspoon. Even so, the NRA took Wells out of office
previously because his attempts to enact legislation to keep guns out of the hands of schoolchildren were perceived to impede on 2nd Amendment protections. I wen so, Wells is off to an incredible start. in terms of fundraising, and he's not the only one surprised by his own early success. Wells and his people are thrilled with their healthy suffers, because every dollar is created equal, right? Or maybe there are times when you really should look a gift horse in the mouth?
In the curly ought, Barack Obama was a name
you started hearing when powerful people spoke
about the future of American politics. The name
you hear today is Mike Carreras. He checks a]] the
boxes. Smart, educated, handsome, presentable,
and his marriage will never land on the pages of
anything edgier than Town & Country. He s also
self-made but it probably doesn't hurt that he
married into one of the wealthiest families in
Florida. His only real problem is that he might
actually be a good person.