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The West Wing: Running Mates

As the staff prepares for Leo's Vice-Presidential debate, they must deal with Internet criticism that Leo is weak and unfocused. Meanwhile, when Santos stops by his home while on the campaign trail, he and Helen must learn to cope with the new security surrounding their home as well as problems that Jorge Santos, Matt's brother, may cause them.


Episode Info


Episode number: 7x10
Production Number: 2T6206
Airdate: Sunday January 08th, 2006

Director: Paul McCrane
Writer: Peter Noah


  • Currently 9.5/10
9.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Janeane GarofaloJaneane Garofalo
As Louise "Lou" Thornton
Recurring
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
As Sheila Brooks
Recurring
Teri PoloTeri Polo
As Helen Santos
Recurring

Guest Stars
Brett CullenBrett Cullen
As Ray Sullivan
Recurring
Karis CampbellKaris Campbell
As Ronna
Recurring
Matthew Del NegroMatthew Del Negro
As Bram
Recurring
Ramon De OcampoRamon De Ocampo
As Otto
Recurring
Stephen RootStephen Root
As Bob Mayer
Recurring
David BarreraDavid Barrera
As Jorge Santos

Co-Guest Stars
Ashlyn SanchezAshlyn Sanchez
As Miranda Santos
Recurring
Caroline Duncan (1)Caroline Duncan (1)
As Jane
Recurring
Charles NolandCharles Noland
As Steve
Recurring
David A. KimballDavid A. Kimball
As Moderator
Recurring
Joshua CabreraJoshua Cabrera
As Peter Santos
Recurring
Amad JacksonAmad Jackson
As Agent
Main Cast
Martin SheenMartin Sheen
As President Jed Bartlet
John SpencerJohn Spencer
As Leo McGarry
Allison JanneyAllison Janney
As Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg
Bradley WhitfordBradley Whitford
As Josh Lyman
Janel MoloneyJanel Moloney
As Donna Moss
Richard SchiffRichard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Stockard ChanningStockard Channing
As Abbey Bartlet
Dulé HillDulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Joshua MalinaJoshua Malina
As Will Bailey
Alan AldaAlan Alda
As Senator Arnold Vinick
Jimmy SmitsJimmy Smits
As Matthew Santos
Mary McCormackMary McCormack
As Kate Harper
Kristin ChenowethKristin Chenoweth
As Annabeth Schott
Episode Notes
There was an opening tribute to John Spencer (Leo) in this episode after the news of his tragic death in December 2005.



Warning: The West Wing season 7 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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