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    Sometimes a candidate’s reflections after an election can be interesting. Just as often, the spouse’s reflections are even more interesting. That’s certainly the case with a long and thoughtful piece penned by Felicity Ross, wife of erstwhile Democratic gubernatorial contender Alec Ross, which appeared Monday on the website Thrive Global. It’s called “How Campaigning Taught Our Family About Hard Work and Resilience.”  The piece is by turns surprising and poignant. It takes the reader behind the scenes in how a family decides to enter a political race. It talks about her family’s expectations before Ross joined the Democratic primary and then the reality of life on the campaign trail. She referred herself and her spouse as the “macro/micro couple.” Ross was one of the most interesting candidates in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. His wife, a Baltimore City school teacher who we barely got to know, proves herself to be one of the state’s most interesting political spouses. It will be fun to see their next act.

    Josh Kurtz
    Co-founder and Editor Josh Kurtz is the leading chronicler of Maryland politics and government. He began covering the State House in 1995 for The Gazette newspapers, and has been writing about state and local politics ever since. He later became an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, and spent eight years at E&E News, an online subscription-only publisher of news websites covering energy and environmental issues. For seven of those years, he led a staff of 20 reporters at E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill and in national politics. For 6 1/2 years he wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz has given speeches and appeared on TV and radio shows about Maryland politics through the years.

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