Air Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#616) "Drought Conditions"
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Wednesday, February 23 2005

THE WEST WING --(9:00PM-10:00PM) --(TV-PG)

"Drought Conditions"

A LAST MINUTE CANDIDATE SHAKES UP THE CAMPAIGN WITH SOME HELP FROM A WHITE HOUSE INSIDER; GARY COLE & MEL HARRIS GUEST-STAR -- Vice President Russell (guest star Gary Cole) appears to be the front runner for the Democratic nomination for president. However, a new contender, Senator Rafferty (guest star Mel Harris, "thirtysomething") gives an amazing speech and has the press buzzing with her ideas. Josh (Bradley Whitford) discovers an interesting link between Senator Rafferty's health-care plan and President Barlet's original plan which only someone on the inside would be privy to. Meanwhile, C.J. (Allison Janney) is trying to get Congress to back a bill. Josh Malina and Janel Moloney also star. Jimmy Smits and Martin Sheen also star.

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