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Running in 'Bernie Country,' a former Obama and Clinton staffer battles for state Assembly seat

Running in 'Bernie Country,' a former Obama and Clinton staffer battles for state Assembly seat

Buffy Wicks was expecting the birth of her daughter on the same day she thought the country would be electing its first female president.

Josephine instead was born two weeks late — after the election of President Trump. As Wicks joined hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets for the Women’s March on Washington a few months later, she felt inspired to run for office, even as a new mom.

“I realized Jojo couldn’t be the reason not to run,” Wicks said of her first child. “In fact, she is the reason to run.”

Wicks, who worked as a White House aide to former President Obama and helped steer Hillary Clinton’s victory in California, is now attempting to win a...

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