Season 1, Episode 7 The Statewide Swing
First Aired: February 28, 2003
With the campaign for Sterling's seat underway, Jackie and Tommy decide it's time for a "statewide swing." But it's not a "campaign trip," Jackie assures the reluctant senator (Josh Brolin). Good thing, because one event on the schedule is the funeral of an L.A. cop killed in the line of duty, and the slain officer's widow is furious about Sterling's opposition to the death penalty. Meanwhile, Tommy learns that he can't play on the DNC's softball team because he now works for an independent.
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- Premiered: January 10, 2003
- Rating: TV-PG
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- Premise: A thoughtful political drama about a maverick senator who shakes things up in Washington, D.C., after being appointed to fill a vacancy created by the death of a scandal-plagued incumbent. 'Mister Sterling' never got to finish his term, having been dropped… (more)