Springfield is an important location on the Presidential and Senator campaign trail.
Jerry Grant Jr.'s deathEdit
Mellie Grant's Senate runEdit
- Main article: Mellie for Senator
Fitz and Mellie were being honest with each other. Mellie told Fitz that she wants to be President of the United States. Fitz Grant tries to find a Vice-President who will not win against Mellie, but he fails. Instead, Mellie suggests Susan Ross. Susan agrees and replaces Andrew Nichols as Vice-President. "Gladiators Don’t Run"
Elizabeth North goes to see Mellie in her office and tells her that she wants to be her campaign manager and that she cannot be Cyrus Beene's bitch anymore. Elizabeth also makes it clear that Mellie doesn't just want to be Senator of Viginia, she wants to be President of The United States. "It's Good to Be Kink"
Mellie hasn’t been back to Springfield, Virginia since her son Jerry was murdered. Elizabeth North tells Mellie that she needs to go there now to get the female votes. Fitz offers to go the Springfield with her, but his wife knows she has to go it alone, Fitz gives her some advice on how Olivia would handle this, Fitz tells Mellie that she should throw him under the bus. So, Mellie does exactly that and throws Fitz under the bus and gains the votes from Springfield. "A Few Good Women"