Valerie Plame photographed in her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photos: Benjamin Rasmussen

Can a Cool Spy Warm Up the Voters of New Mexico?

Valerie Plame worked for the CIA and tangled with Bush. Now she wants to fight Trump from Congress.

Valerie Plame Wilson and her husband Joe Wilson in 2006. Plame is sworn in before testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives in 2007. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Mannie Garcia/AFP, via Getty Images.

What Plame has in money and fame, she lacks in local constituency and party support.

A poster for Fair Game, the film based on Valerie Plame’s experiences, in her garage in Santa Fe.
A campaign sign outside Valerie Plame’s home in Santa Fe.
Notes for a speech that Valerie Plame was preparing for with her campaign team, and her notebook of campaign issues on her dining room table.

“It just felt like I needed to raise my hand. I wanted to serve my country again.”

Valerie Plame, Daniel Garcia, finance director, and Michelle Barliant, campaign coordinator, work at Plame’s dining room table.

Plame shoots from the lip like that, and it’s got her into trouble more than once.

Writer, explorer, national politics, 6 books, NYC.

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