CAMPAIGN TRAIL episode nine
Governor Candace Reid is embarking on an adventure few ever have the courage to take. She's launched her campaign to become the first lesbian to receive the Democratic nomination for president. It's only the beginning and already Candace faces criticism from multiple corners. A wealthy businessman has thrown his hat in the ring from the other side of the aisle and has joined forces with her long-time rival, Lawson Klein. Candace's former senate colleague, Senator George Keyes is gearing up to fight her for the nomination, and his approach has surprised everyone on her team. Meanwhile, Candace is forced to navigate the landmines being the Governor of New York present. There's still a serial killer on the loose, a budget that needs to be passed, and a host of other issues that demand her attention. It all pales by comparison to the role she plays as wife, mother, and grandmother.
Follow Candace and Jameson as they face serial killers, precocious five-year-olds, competing priorities, hectic schedules, and colorful family members. A healthy dose of laughter, a few tears, tons of questions, and a handful of fortune cookies can predict only one thing—life will never be dull with the Fletcher-Reid Clan.
Campaign Trail is the ninth installment in the best-selling BY DESGN series.
ELECTION DAY episode ten
Running a presidential campaign might seem the craziest thing in the world to most people. Candace Reid is not most people. The affable Governor of New York is used to controlled chaos. A state that requires her attention, competing ideas from advisers, personal attacks from adversaries, press conferences, campaign stops, speeches, testifying before congress, children seeking guidance, babies requiring diaper changes, and aging parents are all part of her daily life. Balancing it all might be the best preparation anyone has had for the presidency.
On the heels of clinching the Democratic nomination for president, Candace is struck by personal tragedy. As Candace mourns the loss of her mother, her political rivals look to tie her to an embassy bombing in Moscow nearly a decade earlier. She learns more truths about the inner workings of presidential politics, international relations and the influence of the intelligence community in all of it.
Jameson struggles to deal with the changing landscape of their life and Candace’s inclination to protect her. A painful piece of Jameson’s past is about to resurface, and the family must learn to deal with the constant presence of the Secret Service.
Through unexpected upheavals, hurtful accusation, heartfelt celebrations, earaches, broken wrists, passionate kisses, endless hotel rooms, and a few ice cream cones, the Reid family must learn how to cope with life apart and find a way to stick together. The road to the White House will test every member of the family and remind them of what matters most. First, they will need to be victorious on ELECTION DAY. s.