The Evolving Roles Of Political Spouses

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Connie Schultz, columnist, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Irin Carmon, staff writer, Jezebel

Political spouses often play key roles in campaigns. They can push their candidates over the top, or undermine their candidacies. But the roles that political spouses play in America have evolved over the years, and the options now range from policy wonk to astronaut.

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