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Speaker's wife cast as extra in 'House of Cards'

Wednesday - 6/19/2013, 12:00pm  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- House Speaker Michael E. Busch spent years climbing the political ranks, but in just days his wife made U.S. senator.

The Capital of Annapolis reports ( ) that Cynthia Abbott Busch was cast as an extra for the Netflix series "House of Cards," which filmed at the State House this week.

The political drama takes place in Washington, but has used sites from around the region to stand in for the nation's capital. Crews used dark curtains and panels of blue and gold, and fake marble to transform the Maryland House of Delegates chamber into the U.S. Senate chamber. Filming is forbidden in the actual U.S. Senate.

It's the first filming at the State House since Chris Rock's 2003 comedy "Head of State."


Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md.,

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