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Political Animals

Elaine Barrish's husband Bud Hammond was a popular President of the United States during the 1990s despite his extramarital affairs. After leaving the White House, Elaine Barrish was elected Governor of Illinois and ran for the Democratic nomination for President, but lost to Paul Garcetti. The night Barrish conceded the nomination, she asked her husband for a divorce. Two years later, as Garcetti's Secretary of State, Barrish deals with State Department issues while trying to keep her family together.

Show Info

Network: United States USA Network (2012 - 2012)
Schedule: Sundays at 22:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes
Created by: Greg Berlanti

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Previous Episode

Resignation Day

Episode 1x06; Aug 19, 2012

Garcetti refuses Elaine's resignation, asking her to run in the next election as his Vice President. Douglas comes clean about his betrayal to his mother after leaking out family secrets, including Elaine's resignation letter, to Susan. Air Force One

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Resignation DayAug 19, 2012
1x05: 16 HoursAug 12, 2012
1x04: Lost BoysAug 5, 2012
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