The West Wing: Season 4, Episode 16

The California 47th (19 Feb. 2003)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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 meebly

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When the staffers are in the motel room discussing the success of the visit, they remark that it's 6:30 AM, yet the sun is shining brightly. It's supposed to be February. It's barely daylight at that hour. See more »

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Sam Seaborn: If I'm going to lose, I'd like to lose doing something.
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