After winning the election in a landslide, Bud Hammond greeted supporters as his mother-in-law looked on. It seemed like the beginning of a new American dynasty.
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This official White House portrait leaves no doubt that the Hammonds – unlike any First Couple in history – were a partnership of equals.
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The glamorous young couple restored a sense of youth and romance to the White House and the nation fell in love with them... for a time.
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Near the end of his presidency, an isolated Bud Hammond contended with a scandal-hungry press and his recently emboldened political foes.
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Despite scandal, President Hammond left office with record high approval ratings – numbers that could only fall as his days in the White House faded into memory.
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It didn't take long for Hammond fever to return, this time in support of Elaine's own bid for the presidency.
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For a few months, it seemed like America might elect its first female president and that her husband's sins had been forgiven.
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After Paul Garcetti won the nomination–and the presidency–Elaine Barrish Hammond decided to divorce her unfaithful husband and start over.
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The political wounds soon healed, and a grateful President Garcetti appointed Elaine Secretary of State. Here she's seen in the Situation Room with the Joint Chiefs, monitoring a Special Forces operation.
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As she grows into her power, Elaine Barrish must confront her own ambition: Will she serve faithfully, or–as some have hinted–challenge the President again at the polls?
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