The West Wing (1999–2006)
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Running Mates 

Leo's preparation for the Vice Presidential debate is going badly; Santos makes his last trip home before the election; Will and Kate continue to flirt.

Director:

Paul McCrane

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Peter Noah
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Senator Arnold Vinick (credit only)
Kristin Chenoweth ... Annabeth Schott
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg (credit only)
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey
Mary McCormack ... Kate Harper
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Jimmy Smits ... Matthew Santos
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet (credit only)
Janeane Garofalo ... Louise Thornton
Teri Polo ... Helen Santos
Patricia Richardson ... Sheila Brooks
Brett Cullen ... Governor Ray Sullivan R-WV
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Storyline

With the Vice Presidential debate only days away, Josh and his team are in a near-panic over Leo's dreadful performance. Matt Santos makes his final trip home to Houston before the election and learns of the stress and impact of the campaign on his family and friends. Will continues to press Kate for information on the Kazakhstan situation, while trying to interest her in a date. Written by Murray Chapman

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first episode to air shortly after the death of John Spencer. It began with a brief memorial presented by Martin Sheen to honor his cast mate and his friend. See more »

Goofs

When Santos goes to get the mail, the Secret Service agent tells him that they keep the cars running at all times.However, when he leaves at the ed of the episode, you hear a car starting up. See more »

Quotes

Josh Lyman: I forget, in D.C. do they allow felons to vote?
[pause]
Josh Lyman: Too soon?
Toby Ziegler: Yeah, a little bit.
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Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

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