Jim works for a Philadelphia-based private equity firm that has investments in energy companies that compromise the environment. His girlfriend Hanna, with whom he lives with, works for an environmental advocacy non-profit. Before U.S. Senator Dennis Reed retired, Senate Democrats were filibuster-proof. If Janet Brown wins special election, Republicans will successfully filibuster an EPA-backed energy reform bill that would hinder Jim's firm's profits if passed. If Democrat Don Mather wins, energy reform will pass. Hanna passionately supports Mather. The firm is heavily funding Brown's campaign. Jim is stuck in the middle. The race, his job, and his and Hanna's relationship all hang in the balance.