Veteran jaded campaign manager STEVE MEYER finds himself working for pompous gubernatorial candidate GLENN MANN. Against Steve’s advice and wishes, Glenn appoints his congressional aide and secret lover, smart yet naive BRENDA MALLOY, to be his press secretary. The dignified ELAINE MANN, Glenn’s wife, puts up with his infidelities because of their children and her investment in Glenn’s political career.
Glenn’s opponent is the arrogant MALCOLM PUFFINGTON who manipulates a woman to accuse Glenn of fathering an illegitimate child. However, a blood test proves who the baby’s father is . . . and the answer is a big surprise!
Glenn is elected Governor, but it is clear that Elaine is going to be the power behind the throne. Brenda refuses to continue her affair with Glenn, realizing that she had been a fool. Besides, after a rocky start, she and Steve have fallen in love, proving once again that politics makes strange bedfellows!