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Democrat Alec Ross picks Montgomery County brewer as running mate

Democrat Alec Ross picks Montgomery County brewer as running mate

Alec Ross, a Democratic candidate for Maryland governor, announced Monday that he has chosen Julie Verratti, a craft beer brewer who worked to support small businesses for the Obama administration, as his running mate.

Ross, an author and tech entrepreneur from Baltimore, said Verratti’s business acumen and work as a political activist made her the right fit in the crowded race for the Democratic nomination for governor.

“What I really wanted first and foremost was someone who was really focused on the future, who was focused on what's next,” Ross said. “I wanted someone with executive experience.”

Verratti was born and raised in Silver Spring, where she lives with her...

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