Constituency of One
The West Wing Season 5

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After Josh is hailed as the "101st Senator" in a newspaper profile, he clashes with conservative Senator Carrick (TOM SKERRITT - "Picket Fences"), a Democrat from Idaho. Carrick withholds his approval of a backlog of military promotions so he can secure an expensive but faulty missile launcher to be built in his home state. Will gets a flattering offer from the newly approved Vice President, Robert Russell (recurring guest star GARY COLE), while C.J. runs afoul of Leo's temper when she deviates from the administration's scripted line regarding an Environmental Protection Agency report on coal-based energy. Likewise, Amy (recurring guest star MARY-LOUISE PARKER) earns the President's wrath when she aggressively pushes for funding of the First Lady's agenda on violence prevention. Meanwhile, Toby creates a message calendar to maintain focus during Bartlet's second term. LAURA INNES ("ER") directed the episode.

Cast & Crew

Martin Sheen
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet
Bradley Whitford
Dep. Chief of Staff Josh Lyman
John Spencer
Chief of Staff Leo McGarry
Richard Schiff
Communications Dir. Toby Ziegler
Allison Janney
Press Secretary Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg
Dulé Hill
Charlie Young
Stockard Channing
Abigail "Abbey" Bartlet
Gary Cole
Vice President Bob Russell
Tom Skerritt
Senator Chris Carrick
Joshua Malina
Will Bailey
John Wells
Executive Producer
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