Kent Davison is the former Senior Strategist to both Presidents Stuart Hughes and Selina Meyer. He is a numbers-cruncher, who has a poll for everything. Selina still holds a grudge against him for forcing her to hang out with her ex-husband to make them look like a normal, loving family during the election. Kent is a cold and direct character, who oftentimes thinks he more important than the VEEP. He is portrayed by Gary Cole.
2012 presidential election Edit
Kent was in charge of Stuart Hughes' presidential campaign. In the general election campaign, Selina became bitter with Kent, primarily for forcing Selina to appear more familial with her ex-husband Andrew, including a trip going river rafting, where Selina at night had to hear "Andrew banging that skank on the riverbank". Hughes and Meyer ultimately won the election.
On election night, Kent put Andrew on stage, with Selina angry because "it was her night". Kent was let go shortly after for an unknown reason.
Senior Strategist to President Hughes (2014 - 2016) Edit
On the night of the 2014 midterms, Selina is surprised to hear that Kent is back in the White House. Kent soon solidifies himself as the true antagonist to the Selina and challenges her in every possible situation. When Selina announces her presidential campaign, Kent volunteers himself to the campaign, and the relationship between the two softens. He also seems to have a deep admiration for Sue which later seems to transcend into flirting. In Crate, Kent is the one who delivers the news that Selina will become President.
Senior Strategist to President Meyer & Campaign Manager (2016) Edit
Kent briefly becomes Selina's campaign manager in Convention after Amy's breakdown due to the fact that he is the most competent person in the room when Tom James asks who is replacing Amy. He acquits himself well and stays on as campaign manager until Election Night.
Selina is angry at Kent for losing the election. In Kissing Your Sister, it is revealed that Kent is a motorcycle enthusiast who rides with a predominantly Latino biker gang.
"I just crunched the numbers, and right now, they taste pretty bland to me."
"All I do is provide POTUS with the polls. Cold Numbers."
"Details are important. A misplaced decimal point can kill a diabetic."
"Doing nothing is doing something, it's doing nothing."