The West Wing/Five Votes Down

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Five Votes Down
Season 1, Episode 4
Airdate October 13, 1999
Production Number 225903
Written by teleplay
Aaron Sorkin
Lawrence O;Donnell, Jr.
and Patrick Caddell
Directed by Michael Lehmann
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Five Votes Down is the fourth episode of the first season of The West Wing.

Starring: Rob Lowe (Sam Seaborn), Moira Kelly (Mandy Hampton), Dulé Hill (Charlie Young), Allison Janney (C.J. Cregg), Richard Schiff (Toby Ziegler), John Spencer (Leo McGarry), Bradley Whitford (Josh Lyman)

And Martin Sheen (President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet)

Guest Starring: Michael McGuire (Congressman Cal Tillinghouse), Thom Barry (Congressman Mark Richardson), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Jay Underwood (Chris Wick), Mark Blum (Congressman Katzenmoyer), Sara Botsford (Jenny McGarry), Jillian Armenante (Leela)

Special Guest Star: Tim Matheson (Vice President John Hoynes)

Co-Starring: Kathryn Joosten (Mrs. Landingham), NiCole Robinson (Margaret), Devika Parikh (Bonnie), Jackie Mari Roberts (Janeane), Bradley James (Secret Service Agent #1), Mongo Brownlee (Secret Service Agent), Cynthia Abeln (Female Groupie #1), Paige Taylor Adams (Female Groupie #2), Hanna Cheek (Female Groupie #3), Penny Griego (Newscaster #1), Sheila Frazier (Newscaster #2), Ivan Allen (Newscaster #3), Victor Love (Reporter (Mike)), Mia Tate (Cocktail Waitress), Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol), Julia Pearlstein (Volunteer)


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