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The West Wing

The Mommy Problem (Season 7, Episode 2)
TV-14
TV Episode | 42 min | Drama

Despite vigorous campaigning, the Santos campaign still struggles to articulate its message and keep the focus on domestic issues rather than gossip and trivia. Although Santos served decades in the military and remains in the reserves, ...See moreDespite vigorous campaigning, the Santos campaign still struggles to articulate its message and keep the focus on domestic issues rather than gossip and trivia. Although Santos served decades in the military and remains in the reserves, Vinick still appears the stronger candidate on national security issues due to stereotypes about Republicans and Democrats. The White House's decision to halt their own investigation into the leak is a savvy legal move, however it could prove to be costly politically: while Vinick can slam the President for this decision, it's not so easy for Santos to do so. Josh reluctantly recruits help with running the campaign when it becomes obvious that he's trying to do too much himself. Written by Murray Chapman See less
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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 C.J. Cregg   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 Toby Ziegler   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 Bartlet (credit only) President Josiah Bartlet (credit only)   See fewer
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Janeane Garofalo
Louise Thornton Louise Thornton   See fewer
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Marlee Matlin
Joey Lucas Joey Lucas   See fewer
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Sam Robards
Greg Brock Greg Brock   See fewer
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Margaret Margaret   See fewer
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Matthew Del Negro
Bram Howard Bram Howard   See fewer
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Diana Maria Riva
Edie Ortega Edie Ortega   See fewer
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Ramon De Ocampo
Otto (as Ramón De Ocampo) Otto (as Ramón De Ocampo)   See fewer
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Bill O'Brien
Kenny Thurman Kenny Thurman   See fewer
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Melissa Fitzgerald
Carol Fitzpatrick Carol Fitzpatrick   See fewer
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Ivan Allen
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Kenneth Meseroll
Pundit #1 (as Ken Meseroll) Pundit #1 (as Ken Meseroll)   See fewer
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Liann Pattison
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Michael McCafferty
Consultant #2 (as Mike McCafferty) Consultant #2 (as Mike McCafferty)   See fewer
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William Charlton
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Vivianne Collins
Pebble Beach Reporter Pebble Beach Reporter   See fewer
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Broocks Willich
Naval Base Reporter Naval Base Reporter   See fewer
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Rebecca Avery
Anna - Reporter #1 Anna - Reporter #1   See fewer
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Tom Chick
Gordon - Reporter #2 (as Tom W. Chick) Gordon - Reporter #2 (as Tom W. Chick)   See fewer
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David Brownstein
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Joyce Guy
Charlayne - Reporter #4 Charlayne - Reporter #4   See fewer
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Ron Ostrow
John - Reporter #5 John - Reporter #5   See fewer
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David Garrison
Mike Diacovo - MSNBC Talking Head (uncredited) Mike Diacovo - MSNBC Talking Head (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ian Novotny
Santos' Staffer (uncredited) Santos' Staffer (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 370 votes