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‘West Wing,’ ‘Scandal’ cast members team up for Biden inauguration fundraiser

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Some fictional political power players from “The West Wing” and “Scandal” are teaming up as part of a Democratic fundraiser tied to next week’s real-life presidential inauguration.

“West Wing” stars Dulé Hill, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff and Bradley Whitford will join Bellamy Young — who played a first lady-turned-GOP presidential nominee Mellie Grant on ABC’s “Scandal” — for a virtual event organized by President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugural committee.

The actors will gather for a conversation “about their time ‘working’ in the White House and how it compares to the actual job,” according to an invite for the Friday event.

Kal Penn, one of the stars of “Designated Survivor” who worked as an associate director of the Office of Public Engagement in the Obama administration, will moderate the conversation among the faux White House staffers.

Donors who contribute any amount to the Biden inaugural committee will have access to the virtual get-together, being held just days before the Jan. 20 inauguration.

It’s not the first time cast members from “The West Wing,” which aired on NBC from 1999 to 2006, have reunited for a politically themed event. Last year, several of the series’ stars, including Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe and Allison Janney, took part in an HBO Max reunion special aimed at promoting voter registration efforts.

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