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14th May '17 8:12:26 PM lrrose
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* BrokenPedestal: Selina idolized her father up until the events of "Chicklet", where her uncle tells her that her father was an adulturer [[OutWithABang who died having sex with his secretary]] and that he was involved in numerous shady financial dealings, just like Selina's ex-husband Andrew.
11th May '17 8:00:13 AM lrrose
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* IgnoredEpiphany: After being repeatedly sexually harassed, Jonah finally realizes that sexual harassment is a terrible thing. Unfortunately, Jonah only cares about sexual harassment perpetrated against men and remains as misogynistic as ever.
10th May '17 2:20:45 AM Aquila89
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Freshman congressman from New Hampshire; formerly the White House Liason to the Vice President's office, and a notorious(ly bad) womanizer. In season 3 he is fired from the White House, but is taken back on as part of a deal

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Freshman congressman from New Hampshire; formerly the White House Liason to the Vice President's office, and a notorious(ly bad) womanizer. In season 3 he is fired from the White House, but is taken back on as part of a deal
deal. In season 5, he's elected to Congress.
7th May '17 8:44:48 PM lrrose
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The foul-mouthed Vice President of the United States who longs for more power. She becomes President at the end of season 3, after the previous President unexpectedly resigns.

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The foul-mouthed Vice President of the United States who longs for more power. She becomes President at the end of season 3, after the previous President unexpectedly resigns.
resigns. After the end of the Meyer administration, she starts a charitable foundation to end adult literacy. And AIDS. And to promote democracy.



* SkewedPriorities: When Selina learns that her exhaustion was a mild heart attack, she's overjoyed because it means that she's not experiencing menopause.



The long-suffering Vice Presidential Chief of Staff. In the middle of season 3, she is promoted to Selina's campaign manager to replace Dan after his London trainwreck.

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The long-suffering Vice Presidential Chief of Staff. In the middle of season 3, she is promoted to Selina's campaign manager to replace Dan after his London trainwreck.
trainwreck, only to later briefly resign over Selina's refusal to take her advice. After the end of the Meyer administration, Amy has a brief stint as her fiancé Buddy Calhoun's campaign manager, but she quickly rejoins Selina as her personal assistant.



The rather incompetent Director of Communications for the Vice President. At the end of season 3, he becomes the White House Press Secretary.

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The rather incompetent Director of Communications for the Vice President. At the end of season 3, he becomes the White House Press Secretary.
Secretary. After the end of the Meyer administration, Mike briefly becomes a stay-at-home dad before joining Selina's charitable foundation.



The former Director of Communications for Senator Hallows, until he sabotages her in an attempt to curry favor with Selina. This gets him a job under Mike as Deputy Director of Communications for Selina. In season 3, he is chosen to be Selina's campaign manager, which completely blows up in his face and he is quickly replaced by Amy.

* BeleagueredAssistant
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Amy.

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The former Director of Communications for Senator Hallows, until he sabotages her in an attempt to curry favor with Selina. This gets him a job under Mike as Deputy Director of Communications for Selina. In season 3, he is chosen to be Selina's campaign manager, which completely blows up in his face and he is quickly replaced by Amy.

Amy. After the end of the Meyer administration, Dan rebrands himself "Danny" and becomes a CBS news anchor.

* BeleagueredAssistant
BeleagueredAssistant: Dan is frequently overwhelmed by Selina's demands
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Amy.



* LikesOlderWomen: In a private conversation, he says that he prefers older women due to their life experience -- of course, at the time, he's flirting with Selina. Almost leads to a Mrs. Robinson moment between him and Selina, [[MomentKiller until it's ruined]] when he tells her his darkest secret: [[spoiler:he killed a stray dog on a dare.]]

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* LikesOlderWomen: In a private conversation, he says that he prefers older women due to their life experience -- of course, at the time, he's flirting with Selina. Almost leads to a Mrs. Robinson moment between him and Selina, [[MomentKiller until it's ruined]] when he tells her his darkest secret: [[spoiler:he killed a stray dog on a dare.]]]] Subverted in Season 6, where he is outraged at the notion that he would hit on an older woman for any reason other than personal advancement.



The Personal Assistant to the Vice President. Probably the most competent member of her staff.

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The Personal Assistant to the Vice President. Probably the most competent member of her staff. \n She retains her position in the Montez administration.



The long-suffering White House Chief of Staff for President Hughes and his successor, Selina Meyer. He and the President were college buddies. Politics has taken its toll on him.

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The long-suffering White House Chief of Staff for President Hughes and his successor, Selina Meyer. He and the President were college buddies. Politics has taken its toll on him.
him. After the end of the Meyer administration and a failed stint as a Silicon Valley consultant, Ben becomes one of Jonah's advisors.



White House polling adviser and senior strategist. He was also the strategist for the President on his campaign trail and forced Selina into unwanted PR situations with her ex-husband.

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White House polling adviser and senior strategist. He was also the strategist for the President on his campaign trail and forced Selina into unwanted PR situations with her ex-husband.
ex-husband. After the end of the Meyer Administration, Kent becomes one of Jonah's advisors.



A bumbling young assistant who first appears on Selina's book campaign trail, and later ends up working on the Meyer campaign. In season 4, he's promoted to Jonah's assistant in the White House.

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A bumbling young assistant who first appears on Selina's book campaign trail, and later ends up working on the Meyer campaign. In season 4, he's promoted to Jonah's assistant in the White House. After the end of the Meyer administration, Richard becomes Selina's personal assistant.


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* ThePollyanna: Richard is oblivious to how selfish the rest of the cast is and how they find him extremely annoying.
30th Apr '17 10:25:36 PM lrrose
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** In Season 6, she's shown to be completely uninterested in sex with her fiance. She only gets excited when he encourages her to rant about how much she hates his opponent, and even then she's more interested in the politics than having sex with him.

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** In Season 6, she's shown to be completely uninterested in sex with her fiance.fiancé. She only gets excited when he encourages her to rant about how much she hates his opponent, and even then she's more interested in the politics than having sex with him.
30th Apr '17 10:18:31 PM lrrose
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* PlayingBothSides: Ben's is a trusted ally of both the despotic President of Georgia and the leader of the Georgian opposition party.
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* YourCheatingHeart: He and Selina officially get back together during the time skip between seasons 5 and 6. Then he cheats on her with Selina's portrait artist in Selina's favorite chair.
23rd Apr '17 8:10:03 PM lrrose
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* KissingUnderTheInfluence: It's implied that she had drunken sex with another woman back in college.



* GreenEyedMonster: Gary is clearly in love with Selina and gets very passive aggressive with her boyfriends.



* DeadpanSnarker

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* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker: Like most of the cast, Dan is frequently sarcastic.
17th Apr '17 7:56:28 AM Aquila89
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* CannotTellAJoke: Her jokes about how Selina "gave her [=AIDs=]"[[note]]Referring to how Selina publically announced that her charitable foundation, which she has Marjorie run, is going to do [=AIDs=] charity work without consulting with Marjorie first[[/note]] fall flat because her deadpan manner makes everyone who hears it worry that she's being serious.

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* CannotTellAJoke: Her jokes about how Selina "gave her [=AIDs=]"[[note]]Referring [=AIDS=]"[[note]]Referring to how Selina publically announced that her charitable foundation, which she has Marjorie run, is going to do [=AIDs=] [=AIDS=] charity work without consulting with Marjorie first[[/note]] fall flat because her deadpan manner makes everyone who hears it worry that she's being serious.
17th Apr '17 6:19:44 AM lrrose
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* FakeGuestStar: From Season 4 onwards, she's in almost every episode and gets about the same amount of screentime as the regulars, but Sarah Sutherland remains credited as a guest star.



!'''Marjorie Palmiotti'''
->'''Played By:''' Clea [=DuVall=]
Selina's Secret Service body double. She later becomes Catherine's girlfriend.

* CannotTellAJoke: Her jokes about how Selina "gave her [=AIDs=]"[[note]]Referring to how Selina publically announced that her charitable foundation, which she has Marjorie run, is going to do [=AIDs=] charity work without consulting with Marjorie first[[/note]] fall flat because her deadpan manner makes everyone who hears it worry that she's being serious.
* ConsummateProfessional: Is always completely professional. While at first this seems to be just ordinary Secret Service behavior, she continues to act like this even after she leaves the Service.
* HiddenDepths: Catherine's documentary in "Kissing Your Sister" shows that she is capable of behaving casually when its just her and Catherine.
* TheStoic: Almost never shows any sign of emotion.




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* WellIntentionedExtremist: He claims that he tried to steal the election from Selina to save America from another four years of her Presidency.

!'''Laura Montez'''
->'''Played By:''' Andrea Savage
Senator O'Brien's running mate. Thanks to a quirk of the electoral system, she becomes the 46th President of the United States.
* ChekhovsGunman: Is mentioned early in Season 4, but doesn't play much of a role in the plot until the Senate unexpectedly makes her the next President.
* FakeUltimateHero: She wins the Nobel Peace Prize for convincing China to free Tibet. In reality, Selina was the one who did this, but Montez stole the credit.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: She was the vice presidential candidate running against a sitting president. However, Tom James's machinations backfiring made her President.
* TokenMinority: Invoked. O'Brien brought her on to his ticket to offset allegations that he is a racist.

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