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Mandy and Daisy discussed possible employers to replace the loss of their only client when they were informed by Josh Lyman that the White House was willing to hire them as the media director to be paid by the Democratic National Committee.<ref>"So you'll let us hire a media consultant? You'll let the D.N.C. spend some money?" "Who do we get?" "Mandy." from [[Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc]]</ref> She worked under both [[Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Strategic Planning|Deputy Chief of Staff]] Josh Lyman, and White House [[Communications Director]] [[Toby Ziegler]].<ref>"I'm going to draw a chart for her with lines and arrows, clearly indicating that she answers to me and she answers to Toby." from [[Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc]]</ref>
 
Mandy and Daisy discussed possible employers to replace the loss of their only client when they were informed by Josh Lyman that the White House was willing to hire them as the media director to be paid by the Democratic National Committee.<ref>"So you'll let us hire a media consultant? You'll let the D.N.C. spend some money?" "Who do we get?" "Mandy." from [[Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc]]</ref> She worked under both [[Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Strategic Planning|Deputy Chief of Staff]] Josh Lyman, and White House [[Communications Director]] [[Toby Ziegler]].<ref>"I'm going to draw a chart for her with lines and arrows, clearly indicating that she answers to me and she answers to Toby." from [[Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc]]</ref>
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While working for Russell, Mandy wrote a memo detailing the weaknesses of the Bartlet administration and how to defeat it. After she is re-hired by Bartlet, Danny Concanon gets hold of it and was going to write a story about it which causes ructions among the rest of the senior staff. <ref>[[Let Bartlet Be Bartlet]]</ref>
   
 
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<!--===Professional life===
 
Mandy was the media director for the Bartlet campaign. She left the campaign to work at Lennox Chase, a consulting firm before the election was over.
 
 
She would leave Lennox Chase after saving $500,000 to start her own consulting firm, and her only client would be Senator [[Lloyd Russell]], who asked her to run his exploratory committee on challenging Bartlet for re-election in 2002. Her primary job was to research and document the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the Bartlet administration, and map out a strategy for Russell's election.
 
 
In the second year of the Bartlet presidency, [[Josh Lyman]] offered her a consulting position as Media Director at the White House.
 
 
While working in the White House, her research for Senator [[Lloyd Russell]] was leaked to reporter [[Danny Concannon]]. The staff was very hostile with her, and it is assumed that she quit her job as Media Director because of the incident.
 
 
===Education===
 
She has a B.A. in art history, an M.A. in communications and a Ph.D. in political science.
 
 
===Personal life===
 
Mandy Hampton was having an affair with Senator [[Lloyd Russell]], while she was running his exploratory committee.-->
 
 
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Madeline Hampton, Ph.D. works as a political Media Consultant and accepts the position as White House Media Director for the Bartlet Administration from 1999 to 2000.

Biography

Mandy Hampton received a Bachelor's degree in art history, a master's degree in communications, and a Ph.D. in Political science.[1]

Career

Little is known about Mandy's career before she joined Bartlet's Presidential campaign, which she joined sometime in 1998 as its media director. During the campaign, she had a relationship with fellow campaign worker Josh Lyman[2]. She was considered a valuable member of the team but was not hired.

Instead, she was given a job with Lennox-Chase, making $900,000 a year[3]. After Josh Lyman made a major gaffe in 1999, Leo McGarry briefly considered her as a possible replacement for Josh.[4]

Consulting

In 1999, she left Lennox-Chase to start a consulting firm with her assistant, Daisy Reese, and begin working on a Presidential bid for Senator Lloyd Russell.[5] Around this time, she started dating Russell.

Her choice to return to Washington and work for Russell quickly made the West Wing aware of Russell's intention to run for the 2002 Presidential Election against President Bartlet. When Mandy tried to use a piece of legislation as the way Russell would make a name for himself, Josh Lyman negotiated a deal with Russell that would shelve the legislation until after the Midterm Elections in exchange for a chance to make a speech at the 2002 Democratic Convention, possibly even Keynote speaker. This infuriated Mandy and her contract with him was soon dissolved.

White House Media Director

Mandy and Daisy discussed possible employers to replace the loss of their only client when they were informed by Josh Lyman that the White House was willing to hire them as the media director to be paid by the Democratic National Committee.[6] She worked under both Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman, and White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler.[7]

While working for Russell, Mandy wrote a memo detailing the weaknesses of the Bartlet administration and how to defeat it. After she is re-hired by Bartlet, Danny Concanon gets hold of it and was going to write a story about it which causes ructions among the rest of the senior staff. [8]

Trivia

  • Despite being considered a valuable member of Bartlet's first Presidential Campaign, she is not seen in any of the flashbacks of the campaign.
  • Names considered for possible employers
    • Gil McGregor
    • Stillwell
    • Crouse from Alabama
    • Crouse from Indiana
    • Kittis
    • Waveman
    • Brock
    • Silverman
    • Bartlet

Mandy was portrayed by Moira Kelly. Her departure was never explained. Because of this, any character on The West Wing that stops appearing without explanation in an episode or in the series was said by the fans to be in "Mandyville."

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Notes

  1. Stated in Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc
  2. "Didn't you two used to be a thing?" from Pilot
  3. "Well, if you could get Mandy to leave 900,000 a year at Lennox-Chase, I'd get Mandy." from Pilot
  4. "Hey, come to think of it, you think she'd be interested in his job?" from Pilot
  5. "What's she doing?" "Working for Lloyd Russell." from Pilot
  6. "So you'll let us hire a media consultant? You'll let the D.N.C. spend some money?" "Who do we get?" "Mandy." from Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc
  7. "I'm going to draw a chart for her with lines and arrows, clearly indicating that she answers to me and she answers to Toby." from Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc
  8. Let Bartlet Be Bartlet
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