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Veep star Timothy Simons has revealed that his character, Jonah Ryan, is based on a real-life politician. (Fear not, there are no season 7 spoilers here).

Ryan is a ne'er-do-well Congressman from New Hampshire who cost Selina Meyer the presidency when he botched a vote in the House after an election ending in an Electoral College tie.

His career began as a "liaison" between the vice president's office and the West Wing - an entirely pointless post he constantly tried to exploit to get girls and rub shoulders with Washington powerbrokers.

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