Team Hillary Recruits ‘West Wing’ Cast to Campaign in Ohio

On Wednesday afternoon, the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign announced that cast members from The West Wing—Aaron Sorkin’s acclaimed NBC series about a fictional Democratic administration and a beloved liberal president—will campaign for the Democratic nominee in Ohio on Saturday and Sunday.

West Wing stars Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Richard Schiff, Joshua Malina, and Mary McCormack are set to participate in organizing and GOTV events in the Buckeye State, including ones in Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton, and Columbus areas.

Martin Sheen, who portrayed President Jed Bartlet in the show (and has long been active in lefty and anti-war activism), was left off the announcement, though he was included in a picture tweeted out by Clinton campaign aide Ian Sams about how the West Wing “gang is getting back together” for Hillary.

West Wing cast members has been making the media rounds for months now, pushing the case for a President (Hillary) Clinton. “With me, it comes down to a very simple case of Hillary being by far the most qualified candidate to run for president in my lifetime,” Whitford (who donated to Clinton last year) said on MSNBC in April. Sheen himself told The Hollywood Reporter last month that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is “an empty-headed moron” who “has absolutely nothing to offer us,” and confirmed he is a “big supporter” of Clinton’s.

—Asawin Suebsaeng