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Heidi Petrelli selects a postcard design for Nathan's campaign.
|Date of event:||Elected to office on November 7, 2006|
|Location:||New York, NY|
When Peter tells Nathan he thinks he can fly, Nathan says that he is 8 points behind in the polls and can't afford his family to act insane. Later, Nathan calls his lawyers to try to cover up his mother's shoplifting attempt.
Nathan walks around New York City, passing some of his campaign posters. Later, after he saves a girl from a fire, he gives the girl his coat which has a "Vote for Petrelli" button on it. The girl's mother then comments, "I was going to vote for the other guy."
Miss Sakamoto tells Nathan about the tape they made of him and Niki the night before. She mentions it would be detrimental to his campaign. Nathan uses Linderman's interest in him as a ploy to up the amount from $2 million to $4 million. She gives him the $4 million dollars.
Nathan asks his wife and mother about designs for postcards. Heidi jokes that Nathan is going to use Linderman's $4 million on postcards. Angela says that she invited a reporter for the New York Journal to have brunch with them and interview Nathan. Nathan is reluctant, but Heidi reminds him he is down in the polls, so he agrees. Later, when Peter shows up, Nathan tells him he wasn't invited because he could ruin the interview and, ultimately, the election for him. Contrary to Nathan's feelings, Peter saves Nathan when the reporter asks Nathan why he was in Las Vegas with a blonde. Peter cites his recent psychological problems.
Nathan tells Agents Quesada and Alonzo that he is still four points behind in the polls. Later, Nathan meets with Mr. Linderman in the kitchen of the Corinthian Casino. Linderman tells Nathan he will cinch the Congressional campaign for him, and that he will be in the White House two years from now.
Linderman and Nathan discusses the campaign at length. Linderman tells Nathan that he will be a force for good when the explosion occurs. When he proves a strong leader, the country will vote for Nathan as the next President. Linderman confirms this with a painting of Nathan in the Oval Office. Later, Sylar paints a similar scene.
At Angela's home, Nathan's mother tells Nathan to "hide" Peter's death until after the campaign is over. Later, Nathan tells Claire that he will spend time with her after the elections. In the meantime, he wants her to go to Paris.
Angela and Nathan want Claire to leave New York until the election is over.
D.L. finds a note about Petrelli and election day on Linderman's calender.
In his office, Nathan tells Angela that he is working on his speech.
As Nathan worries about his trailing poll numbers, he also struggles with what he is being asked to do by Linderman. Linderman attempts to consolidate Nathan's conviction by imparting a surprising gift: he heals Heidi and cures her lower limb paralysis.
As Hiro runs into Nathan, Nathan thanks everyone for their support.
Candice takes Micah to a polling place. She disguises herself as a voter and introduces Micah to a poll worker as her son. In the voting booth, she asks Micah to alter the votes electronically to give Nathan Petrelli a landslide victory and the votes for Nathan rapidly increase.
D.L. and Jessica track down Nathan in his office. Nathan looks at the television and discovers that he won the election with 64% of the votes. Later, Nathan wins the election and in his official victory address, delivers a poignant speech; "they call it a landslide," he proudly announces. He also used Linderman's theme that the world was spinning out of control and in need of healing.
Nathan watches a recording of his speech.
Linderman asks Brian to help him alter the results in favor of Nathan Petrelli, who is running for Congress. Brian works on this from his office, which is full of Nathan's campaign paraphernalia. After his attempt to do so is foiled, Brian flees his office. However, Nathan still manages to get elected for a different reason.
The Ditko dispatcher wears a "Vote Petrelli" sticker on his helmet.
Whilst on the roof of a tall building, Peter asks "Nathan" if he remembers why they were last up there and asks what Nathan said to him. Nathan tells him it was "election year" and denial was the go-to.
The website votepetrelli.com displays the campaign information for Nathan Petrelli's run for United States Congress, his victory message, and later his resignation announcement.
"Do not pull a Roger Clinton on me, man. I'm eight points down in the polls."
"Yes, I know you! Nathan Petrelli Election. You win! Very big win! Land-o slide-o."
"Two million dollars makes me a candidate in your pocket. Four million makes me a congressman."
"I can offer you more than just information, Nathan. You're gonna win your election. I'll see to that. And two years from now, through a series of fluke circumstances, you will find yourself in the White House. A heartbeat away from the presidency. A life of meaning, Nathan. Think about it. The choice is yours."
- Nathan's campaign website is votepetrelli.com.
- votepetrelli.com reports that Nathan is running for the 30th District, not the 14th.
- Nathan's competitors in the Congressional race are Dena Allen, a business owner (who gets 31% of the vote); Daniel Doyle, the State Controller (who gets 20% of the vote); and Kate Snow, an entrepreneur (who gets 13% of the vote). It should be noted that Dena Allen and Daniel Doyle are both Heroes crew members.
- After Hiro gets a ride back to the Montecito Casino from Nathan, Hiro leaves the limo wearing a "Vote Petrelli" campaign button. (Hiros)
- Nathan jokes to Hiro, "Vote early, and often." This reference is often attributed to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, but was actually said by Al Capone.
- Nathan is running for the Congress in the 14th District of New York. In reality Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney currently holds the position. On July 29, 2008, Stephen Colbert asked her about Nathan Petrelli during her interview on The Colbert Report.
- In Trial By Fire, Sheila refers to one of Nathan's opponents as "the other guy".
- A campaign ad video for Nathan can be accessed as an Easter egg in one of the graphic novels.
Nathan's campaign manager is protective of Nathan's image.
A New York City bus advertises for Nathan Petrelli.
In Trial By Fire, Nathan walks in front of his own posters.
Nathan flies to save a woman in a burning building, and subsequently gives her this campaign pin.
Nathan holds a campaign rally at his campaign headquarters rather than at the ballroom in order to appear "fiscally responsible".
Claude uses Nathan's campaign posters to inspire Peter.
A taxi outside a nightclub has as ad with Nathan's picture.
Micah helps Nathan by "talking" to the ballot machines.
The Ditko dispatcher wears a "Vote Petrelli" sticker on his helmet.