Maine Couple Runs Against Each Other in Election

By: WABI/CNN
By: WABI/CNN
A Maine wife beats out her husband for Warden of Waterville.

A Maine wife beats out her husband for warden of Waterville, Maine. (Courtesy: WABI/CNN)

A Maine wife beats out her husband for Warden of Waterville.

Jennifer Johnson is a Democrat.

Her husband David is a Republican.

They ran against each other for the volunteer position of Warden, a job that oversees the polling station on election day.

The Johnsons say despite their political differences, they actually agree on 90 percent of issues.

New Waterville Warden Jennifer Johnson explains why their marriage works, “How we talk about politics is we find our common ground and stand on it together.”

The Johnsons say, especially when it comes to the gridlocked national congress, making politics work is like making a marriage work.

The key ingredients are listening and respect.


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