West Wing Cast Members Campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Ohio
Six stars of the popular television are stumping for Clinton this weekend.
By ADAM KELSEY
September 24, 2016, 12:49 PM
• 2 min read
-- Six people who know their way around the White House -- or at least a fictional version of it -- are lending their support this weekend to Hillary Clinton's campaign to live and work inside the real thing.
Actors from television's "The West Wing" are supporting the Democratic presidential nominee on the campaign trail in Ohio on Saturday and Sunday in an attempt to register and organize voters in the battleground state.
Richard Schiff, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Joshua Malina and Mary McCormack, who each played members of fictional President Josiah Bartlett's White House staff for parts of seven seasons, are making stops a number of major cities in the state, including Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton and Columbus.
The attending actors portrayed a number of roles in the White House Office of President Bartlett -- played by Martin Sheen -- among them: press secretary, communications director and deputy chief of staff.
Several of the actors reunited in 2012 to produce a video encouraging citizens to vote on the non-partisan portion of their ballots. McCormack's sister, a candidate for the Michigan Supreme Court, was involved in the production.
"The West Wing," which ran from 1999 to 2006, won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series.