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Josie Marcus
Portrayed by Lisa Kudrow
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Politician
Biographical Information
Full name: Josephine Marcus
Age: 45
Status: Alive
Alias:
  • Congresswoman Marcus
Current Occupation/s:
  • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives; representing the State of Montana
Physical Description
Gender: Female
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Light Blue
Relationships
Significant Other:
  • Unknown Husband (deceased)
Past Relationships:
  • Billy Joe Lee (ex-boyfriend)
Relatives:
  • Louise † (mother)
  • Candace (sister/daughter)
  • Brent (cousin)
Friends:
  • Lee Ann Howard
Allies:
Enemies:
Character Information
First appearance: Say Hello to My Little Friend
Final appearance: Vermont is for Lovers, Too
Last Mentioned: YOLO
Appearance Count: 4

Josephine "Josie" Marcus is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Montana. A Democrat, she was a leading candidate for the 2012 U.S. presidential election, until she withdrew due to claiming responsibility for planting her sister Candi's laptop in Governor Samuel Reston's campaign headquarters. 

History

She grew up in Red Springs, Montana. When Josie was 15-years-old she got pregnant, had a baby and claimed to have given the baby up for adoption. During her pregnancy her family moved out of their hometown to keep it quiet; when they returned they told the town that her mother Louise gave birth to a second daughter, Candace. The secret went to her mothers grave. Only very few people knew the true identity of Josie’s daughter/sister.

Josie married a a man who fought in the war against Afghanistan, but sadly he died while fighting. After his death she began to speak out about the war. That led to her being elected as a congresswoman for Montana. From there she voiced more, which led to her deciding to run for president.

During her run in the primary Democratic presidential elections Josie hired Olivia Pope to have her keep this secret under wraps. But Cyrus Beene found out about the pregnancy when he sent an aide, Ethan to Montana to dig up dirt. Cyrus leaked this information to Josie’s fellow Democratic candidate, Governor Samuel Reston. Reston tries to paint Josie, a first-term Congresswoman, as unexperienced, so she highlights her military experience in the Gulf War.

During a debate Governor Reston hinted that she was keeping a secret; so upon Olivia’s advice she told the truth… well almost all of the truth. Josie’s sister/daughter put two and two together and stormed off. So Josie fired Olivia. But after a long night of Josie and Candace talking she returned to the office of Olivia Pope & Associates where she asked Olivia to run her campaign. (More Cattle, Less Bull)

Against Olivia's advice Josie drops out of the Democratic presidential campaign after Candi - her daughter/sister - tries to set up Governor Reston for stealing her laptop. (Vermont is for Lovers, Too)

Appearances

Season Three:
It's Handled:
Absent
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner:
(Flashback Episode)
Absent
Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington:
Absent
Say Hello to My Little Friend:
Appeared
More Cattle, Less Bull:
Appeared
Icarus:
(Flashback Episode)
Appeared
Present Day Only
Everything's Coming Up Mellie:
(Flashback Episode)
Mentioned
Vermont is for Lovers, Too:
Appeared
YOLO:
(Flashback Episode)
Mentioned
A Door Marked Exit:
Absent
Ride, Sally, Ride:
Absent
We Do Not Touch the First Ladies:
(Flashback Episode)
Absent
No Sun on the Horizon:
Absent
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang:
(Flashback Episode)
Absent
Mama Said Knock You Out:
Absent
The Fluffer:
Absent
Flesh and Blood:
Absent
The Price of Free and Fair Election:
Absent

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