Claire takes a meeting with Leann Harvey, a political consultant. Claire reveals that she has designs on a congressional seat in Texas, which she would use as a stepping stone — first, to Texas's governorship or a senate seat, and later, presumably, to the White House. A roadblock to Claire's plan is that Doris Jones, the retiring incumbent, has endorsed her daughter for the seat. "The congresswoman would need to be convinced" that allowing Claire to run for the seat instead would be in her daughter's best interest, Claire tells Kate. "Now, a dozen consultants can tell me why this won't work, but I think you can tell me why it can," Claire says.