In the Capitol, everyone needs an insider.
Even the ultimate outsider, Gov. Rick Scott.
As a candidate, Scott bashed Tallahassee's special interests and derided the business-as-usual style of state politicians.
As governor, he needed to make nice with the Capitol crowd that largely runs the town.
He needed Hayden Dempsey — a 43-year-old lobbyist, Jeb Bush hand and an early Scott supporter — to bring the outsider and the insiders together.
Keep reading the Times/Herald profile of Dempsey here.