The president, first lady and w.w. staff travel to Orange County, Calif., to campaign for Sam's bid to win the 47th District congressional seat -- the Nov. winner in the heavily Republican district was, amazingly, a liberal Democrat who, more amazingly, had died a few weeks prior. The president orders Toby to fire Sam's campaign manager, a staunch realist, and take over the campaign with a more idealistic approach. Some conservative voters approach Andrea Wyatt in a bar and give her grief about her out-of-wedlock pregnancy, and Toby and Charlie step in forcefully, landing them in jail. Donna talks, on behalf of Sam's campaign, with a state labor leader who turns out to be a Communist. Written by
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In this episode, and in a few leading up to this, C.J. Craig and others refer to the country of Zaire being involved in multilateral talks regarding the conflict in the REK. Zaire no longer existed after 1997. It had become the Democratic Republic of Congo long before this episode was ever written. See more
President Josiah Bartlet
I skipped breakfast. Anyone want coffee?
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