Tuesday, November 08, 2016

I'm wondering, are there examples of crooked southern politicans running their wives for office as a way to get around term limits? It seems to me there was a case like that once. Ma Ferguson in Texas?
Mrs. George Wallace? I'll have to do some googling later.

Lurleen Brigham Wallace (September 19, 1926 – May 7, 1968) was the 46th governor of Alabama for fifteen months from January 1967 until her death in May 1968. She was the first wife of Alabama Governor George Wallace, whom she succeeded as governor because the Alabama constitution forbade consecutive terms.

Rose McConnell Long (April 8, 1892 – May 27, 1970) was a United States Senator and the wife of Huey Long. She was the third[1] woman to ever serve as a U.S. Senator.

Miriam Amanda Wallace "Ma" Ferguson (June 13, 1875 – June 25, 1961) was the first female Governor of Texas in 1925.[1] She held office until 1927, later winning another term in 1932 and serving until 1935. After her husband's impeachment and conviction, Ma Ferguson sought the Democraticnomination for governor, and was elected to office. She told voters that she would follow the advice of her husband and Texas thus would get "two governors for the price of one."

Eva Peron was not elected to anything. 

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