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Charles Putney
Portrayed by Michael Trucco
4x07 - Charles Putney
Character Information
Full name: Charles Putney
Status: Abby Whelan's Ex-Husband
Gender: male
Hair color: brown
Eye color: blue
  • Chip
  • Candidate for the Senate
Current Relationship:
  • Married to an unknown Woman
Past Relationship(s):
  • Abby Whelan
Appearance Information
Portrayed by: Michael Trucco
First mentioned: The Trail
Appears in: Baby Made a Mess

Charles "Chip" Putney is Abby Whelan's ex-Husband and is nominated for Virgina’s U.S. Senator.


After a sex scandal involving Senator McDonell, Mcdonnell resigns from the senate. The president endorses Charles Putney as the next Virginia senator. Susan Ross, whose campaign is run by Olivia, runs against him. After Abby tells Leo Bergen about her and Chip’s relationship, Leo ruins Chip's campaign by telling the press that Charles set up the sex video scandal, forcing him to withdraw his candidacy.


Charles married Abby as a political marriage. Over time, he becomes abusive towards her. One night, he broke 3 of her ribs, her jaw, and threw her out in the snow wearing her nightgown. Abby called Olivia, who rescues Abby and breaks Charles' knee with a tire iron.


Romantic Relationships

Married to a unknown woman

Abby Whelan




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