Season 7, Episode 3 Message of the Week

First Aired: October 9, 2005

It's three weeks into the presidential campaign and the Vinick camp is playing hardball after Santos gains momentum from his mandatory military-reserve training. To counter it, Vinick decides to box in the Latino Santos by focusing on immigration issues---and it works. But then Vinick finds himself pressured by a religious-right group demanding a say on judicial appointments. Chris Matthews has a cameo. Bruno: Ron Silver.

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Guest Cast

Ron Silver Bruno Gianelli
Janeane Garofalo Louise Thornton
Patricia Richardson Sheila Brooks
Brett Cullen Gov. Ray Sullivan
Stephen Root Bob Mayer

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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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