Season 2, Episode 3 The Midterms

First Aired: October 18, 2000

Things are looking up in the aftermath of the shooting: Josh is recovering nicely and the Administration is polling at 81 percent. But "those numbers are soft," Sam cautions, and probably won't hold up for the midterm elections in 12 weeks. Still, Toby wants to use this "honeymoon" as leverage for a domestic-terrorism initiative. Meanwhile, the President is obsessed with thwarting an old foe running for school board; and Sam enlists an old law-school classmate to run for an open House seat.

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  • Premiered: September 22, 1999
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: The celebrated ensemble drama following a U.S. president and his staff as they set public policy and face personal problems in a `parallel universe' (as one of the series' executive producers called it) that can be remarkably similar to the real one. An Em… (more)

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