By EW Staff
February 11, 2015 at 05:54 PM EST
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In honor of Presidents’ Day, EW is holding its own Presidential Election—featuring five equally deserving candidates from your favorite (currently airing) television shows. Every day this week, a new presidential character will join the race, complete with a slogan and a poster. We ask that you, the electorate, consider each character thoroughly before voting for your ultimate presidential pick this weekend. The winner will be announced on Monday, Feb. 16—Presidents’ Day—with a parade to follow. Not really… but they don’t care. They’re fictional.

Day Three: State of Affairs‘ Constance Payton

Constance Payton is a war vet and former pilot who’s not afraid to cut a deal or fudge the truth to get her way. In other words, she’s meant to be a politician. 

Although she may work a little too closely with her dead son’s fiancee, it’s all for a good(ish) cause: Payton is hell-bent on getting revenge on her son’s killers. But before you say she’s too caught up in her own personal drama to run the country, you really should listen to one of her anti-terrorism speeches.

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Katherine Heigl makes a return to prime time in this NBC political/espionage thriller.
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