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| Merchant: Fandango As Russo honors his sobriety pledge by joining Underwood aide Doug Stamper at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Francis heads to the Oval Office to see President Walker sign the Education Reform and Achievement Act. While the signing underscores Francis' increasing power in Washington, it also hints at the tense relationship between Walker and his vice president, former Pennsylvania Governor Jim Matthews. Though Matthews balks at Russo being groomed to replace him in the Pennsylvania statehouse, Francis asks that he keep an open mind as the process gets underway. Meanwhile, as Francis looks to Zoe to nullify his past indiscretions, Russo questions running even as Claire is crafting legislation to rehabilitate his image following the shipyard closing. While Stamper is pressed for more money to buy a prostitute's silence about a drunk driving arrest, Russo details his checkered past for campaign consultant Walter Doyle. When facing up to his past amplifies Russo's concerns about campaigning, Francis asks that he hold off on deciding to drop out. So after Francis persuades Christina to sign on as his deputy campaign manager, Russo decides to jump into the race. Meanwhile, Zoe offers Herald White House Correspondent Janine Skorsky a chance to write the Russo profile in an attempt to court her for Slugline. As Doyle suggests Russo admit to some of his problems while sweeping others under the rug, Stamper asks Francis' secretary to provide the prostitute with a place to stay while he helps her get her life back on track. With Russo on for the campaign, Francis tries selling the idea to President Walker and his chief of staff. Finally, as Zoe convinces Janine to interview Russo, Francis continues to draw her into his web of deceit.