The idea is that we follow the last two yaesr of the West Wing Santos Adminstration as well as following the Republican nomination battle. Going on the basis of our own world, the Republican Canidadtes would be soon getting to announce their intentions to run. The Front Runners for the Republican Nomination are listed below(all are people that appeared or mentioned during the series). Governor Ray Sullivan of West Virginia Leaves office in January after eight years in office.Popular with both Dems and Republicans.Was Vinick's running mate in 2006, as he is widely seen as a "Vinick Republican" moderate apart from abortion. Expected to annouce in early January. The clear front runner. Governor Eric Swenson of Florida Elected in 2004 to replace the 2002 Republican Candiadate for President Robert Ritchie. Easily won re-election in November. More popular and again more moderate than Ritchie, but is very wary of running for President after what happened to Ritchie in 2002. Governor Edward Pratt of Tennessee Two term Governor who ends his term in January 2009. Popular Governor from the right of the party. Senate Majority Leader, Robert Royce of Pennsylvannia The moderate Majority leader who is believed to offered his services to Vinick as a running mate in 2006. Belived by many to have no chance. Congressman and former Speaker of the House Jeff Haffley from Washington Speaker of the house from 2003 to 2006 until the Republicans lost control of the House. On the right of the Party. Looks certain to run. Of the candidates that ran in 2006, it is looks unlikely that any of those candidates will run.