Let me tell you a story. I started out as a PTA mom who just wanted the school board to remove asbestos from the gym. I've won a lot of tough elections since, mostly against smug, entitled men who I had to work twice as hard as. But that was all right. I expected it. But you know what I really couldn't stand? There was always this one influential woman who just wasn't sure about me. Of course, what she was really struggling with was her own ambition.


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Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 11: "Mitya"
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Russell: Hurst was the only person who could deliver us Pennsylvania. I would have sold my own mother to get those electoral votes.
Elizabeth: Does Conrad know?
Russell: I make promises so he doesn't have to.

Elizabeth: Did you tell Teresa Hurst that you would support her campaign if she ran for president?
Russsell: Teresa Hurst is a fine public servant. We just happen to like you better.