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Courting Des Moines (2016)

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After leaving her seat in the House of Representatives under tax fraud allegations, California Congresswoman Samantha Clemons moves to Des Moines, Iowa to avoid further scrutiny. Her ... See full summary »

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Brent Roske

Writer:

Brent Roske

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Cast

Credited cast:
Melissa Fitzgerald ... Samantha Clemons
Steve Lewis ... Chuck
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ako Abduli-Samad Ako Abduli-Samad ... Himself
Khalil Adams Khalil Adams ... Titus
Lonnie Appleby Lonnie Appleby ... Teddy
Catherine Arabella Catherine Arabella ... Jules
Som Bacca Som Bacca ... Herself
Jami Bassman Jami Bassman ... Sandy
Gina Belafonte ... Senator Gina Piccollo
Jeff Bragg ... Gary Byers
Mary Bricker Mary Bricker ... Mrs. Collins
Darit Phoung Brown Darit Phoung Brown ... Darit
John Busbee John Busbee ... Harry
Kaitlyn Busbee Kaitlyn Busbee ... Kait
Kimberly Busbee Kimberly Busbee ... Cathy
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Storyline

After leaving her seat in the House of Representatives under tax fraud allegations, California Congresswoman Samantha Clemons moves to Des Moines, Iowa to avoid further scrutiny. Her arrival arouses attention from the Des Moines citizens, as "all politics are local and everything local is affected by politics". After some deep reflection and with a renewed devotion to serve her country, Samantha decides to run for the highest office in the Land, not unlike one-term congressman Abraham Lincoln. Sam hires a young and equally politically passionate Des Moines local, Kelli Brown, to run her Iowa campaign, and together the two women run as the dark horses in a highly competitive and challenging race. Interspersed with Samantha's story include poignant interviews and appearances from real politicians: Senators Bernie Sanders, Tom Harkin, Lindsey Graham, and Paul Struass, and Governor Martin O'Malley, to name a few. In this sequel to the online series CHASING THE HILL, COURTING DES MOINES ...

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A fake story about the real Iowa caucus.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Des Moines, Iowa, USA See more »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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Roske Entertainment See more »
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After attending a screening of 'Courting Des Moines' the night before the Iowa caucuses, retired Senator Tom Harkin said this in an interview: "I think Brent Roske has done a great job in portraying the essence of the Iowa caucuses and of Iowa - and also how open and fair the Iowa caucuses are." See more »

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