Hoynes and Russell are campaigning in New York, confident of their prospects in the California primary. Santos needs to do unexpectedly well in California in order to stay financially afloat; another third place finish will see his donors shift their money elsewhere, finishing his campaign. Santos's message of education and health care is overshadowed when California passes a law prohibiting drivers licenses for illegal immigrants. Despite the bill being widely supported by most voters, Matt cannot publicly endorse it as he's counting on the support of Latino voters, who expect him to denounce it.
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Governor Tillman of California appears in this story. It was a speech he wrote for Governor Tillman which first brought Will Bailey's writing talent to Sam's attention back in season 4, leading to Will's addition to the White House writing team. See more
As the Santos campaign plane begins its descent into Sacramento, the pilot seems to say "Sacramento's Franklin (field)". While there is a Franklin Field south of Sacramento it is a small General Aviation field with no services and insufficient Runway Length/surface to handle a jet airliner. See more
You know, when I got out of the Marines, I hadn't been around my old neighborhood in Houston in a few years. I had just gotten this job offer from the Pentagon, and it required a full FBI background check. After a few weeks, the investigators - they came up to me, and they said, "We can't give you the job. We've interviewed all your old friends and neighbors. They can't confirm anything, not even your name." So I hop a plane, go back to the old block. I see my neighbor's 11- and 13-year-old ...
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