This movie features the late Chris Farley as Mike Donnelly, the brother of Al Donnelly (Tim Matheson), who is running for Governor of the state of Washington against the 2 term incumbent Governor Evelyn Tracy (Christine Ebersole). Mike wants to help his brother win the election, but tends to screw up things. Al puts Steve Dodds (David Spade) in charge of keeping Mike on track. However, Mike becomes a lightning rod for media coverage, mostly negative. This forces Al's minion to send Mike and Steve to Garfield County on the other side of the state. In addition, Governor Tracy is determined to win re-election, no matter who she has to step on in order to do it. This movie is filled with memorable moments, like when Mike is mistaken for Al and put onstage at a Rock the Vote show in Seattle.