The West Wing (1999–2006)
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With Santos gaining momentum, the Vinick campaign devises a strategy to catch them off-guard by focusing on immigration issues: by taking a pro-immigration stance, they force Santos to ... See full summary »

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Lawrence O'Donnell (as Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Senator Arnold Vinick
Kristin Chenoweth ... Annabeth Schott (credit only)
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg (credit only)
Mary McCormack ... Kate Harper (credit only)
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler (credit only)
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry (credit only)
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Jimmy Smits ... Matthew Santos
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet (credit only)
Janeane Garofalo ... Louise Thornton
Patricia Richardson ... Sheila Brooks
Ron Silver ... Bruno Gianelli
Brett Cullen ... Governor Ray Sullivan R-WV
William Russ ... Dan
Julian Acosta ... Leon Montero
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Storyline

With Santos gaining momentum, the Vinick campaign devises a strategy to catch them off-guard by focusing on immigration issues: by taking a pro-immigration stance, they force Santos to spend time courting the Latino vote. A powerful Christian group is nervous about supporting a Republican presidential candidate who is pro-choice, and demands a guarantee that Vinick only appoint pro-life judges. Vinick hopes that the strong religious credentials of his running mate Sullivan will be enough to satisfy the Christian base, but inevitably finds himself in a difficult situation. Written by Murray Chapman

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This episode aired in 2005... Just 4 years before Ron Silver's death to esophageal cancer. See more »

Goofs

Republican VP candidate Sullivan tells a pro-life organization rep who doesn't want to back the Arnold Vinick-Sullivan ticket because Senator Vinick is pro-choice that he always appointed pro-life judges when he was Governor of West Virginia. However, at the time judges at the state level in West Virginia were elected, not appointed. See more »

Connections

References Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997) See more »

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West Wing Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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