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The West Wing

Message of the Week (Season 7, Episode 3)
TV-14
TV Episode | 42 min | Drama

With Santos gaining momentum, the Vinick campaign devises a strategy to catch them off-guard by focusing on immigration issues: by taking a pro-immigration stance, they force Santos to spend time courting the Latino vote. A powerful ...See moreWith Santos gaining momentum, the Vinick campaign devises a strategy to catch them off-guard by focusing on immigration issues: by taking a pro-immigration stance, they force Santos to spend time courting the Latino vote. A powerful Christian group is nervous about supporting a Republican presidential candidate who is pro-choice, and demands a guarantee that Vinick only appoint pro-life judges. Vinick hopes that the strong religious credentials of his running mate Sullivan will be enough to satisfy the Christian base, but inevitably finds himself in a difficult situation. Written by Murray Chapman See less
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Aaron Sorkin (created by) | Lawrence O'Donnell (as Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Oct 9, 2005

Release date
Oct 9, 2005 (United States)

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34 cast members
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Alan Alda
Senator Arnold Vinick Senator Arnold Vinick   See fewer
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Kristin Chenoweth
Annabeth Schott (credit only) Annabeth Schott (credit only)   See fewer
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Allison Janney
C.J. Cregg (credit only) C.J. Cregg (credit only)   See fewer
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Mary McCormack
Kate Harper (credit only) Kate Harper (credit only)   See fewer
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Richard Schiff
Toby Ziegler (credit only) Toby Ziegler (credit only)   See fewer
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John Spencer
Leo McGarry (credit only) Leo McGarry (credit only)   See fewer
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Bradley Whitford
Josh Lyman Josh Lyman   See fewer
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Jimmy Smits
Matthew Santos Matthew Santos   See fewer
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Martin Sheen
President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet (credit only) President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet (credit only)   See fewer
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Janeane Garofalo
Louise Thornton Louise Thornton   See fewer
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Patricia Richardson
Sheila Brooks Sheila Brooks   See fewer
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Ron Silver
Bruno Gianelli Bruno Gianelli   See fewer
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Brett Cullen
Governor Ray Sullivan R-WV Governor Ray Sullivan R-WV   See fewer
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Julian Acosta
Leon Montero Leon Montero   See fewer
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Matthew Del Negro
Bram Howard Bram Howard   See fewer
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Peter Mackenzie
George Rohr - American Christian Assembly (as Peter MacKenzie) George Rohr - American Christian Assembly (as Peter MacKenzie)   See fewer
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Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews Chris Matthews   See fewer
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Tom Everett
Agent Charles Frost Agent Charles Frost   See fewer
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Gavin Glennon
Secret Service Leader Secret Service Leader   See fewer
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Becky Meister
TV Reporter Sally TV Reporter Sally   See fewer
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Sumalee Montano
Vinick Reporter #1 Vinick Reporter #1   See fewer
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Timothy Davis-Reed
Mark O'Donnell - Vinick Reporter #2 Mark O'Donnell - Vinick Reporter #2   See fewer
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Ben Siegler
George - Vinnick Reporter #3 George - Vinnick Reporter #3   See fewer
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Colette O'Connell
Ellen Trayers - Boston Globe Ellen Trayers - Boston Globe   See fewer
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Kris Murphy
Katie Witt - Santos Reporter #1 Katie Witt - Santos Reporter #1   See fewer
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Phil Trask Jr.
Santos Reporter #2 Santos Reporter #2   See fewer
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Michael Earl Reid
Minute Man Harley Parker Minute Man Harley Parker   See fewer
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Alicia-Lee
Senate Reporter #1 Senate Reporter #1   See fewer
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Rosemary Garris
Minuteman (uncredited) Minuteman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vinick Reporter (uncredited) Vinick Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rachel Zeskind
TV Reporter (uncredited) TV Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 296 votes