Californian lawyer Bill McKay fights for the little man. His charisma and integrity get him noticed by the Democratic Party machine and he is persuaded to run for the Senate against an apparently unassailable incumbent. It's agreed he can handle it his own way, on his own terms. But once he's in the race and his prospects begin to improve, the deal starts to change. Written by
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nothing matters more than winning. Not even what you believe in.
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Did You Know?
The Candidate was released a month prior to the 1972 California Presidential primary. Promotional sheets were put up in southern California resembling political posters. They had simply a photo of Robert Redford
, with the slogan, "McKay: The Better Way!" - "McKay" got write-in votes in the June election. See more
When McKay has his first "press the flesh" event at the factory, the same woman with short blonde hair and a brown coat passes him walking out the gate twice. See more
[Introducing McKay to fund-raiser dinner audience
Seriously folks, you better watch your step when he comes out here because he's a man who shoots from the hip and a man who's hip when he shoots. Join me in welcoming Bill McKay!
A Better Way
Music by John Rubinstein
Lyrics by David Colloff See more