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State Sen. Eric Lesser is a political consultant on HBO's "Veep."  (Courtesy Senator Lesser's Office)
State Sen. Eric Lesser is a political consultant on HBO's "Veep." (Courtesy Senator Lesser's Office)

HBO's hit series "Veep" satirizes American politics and, in the show's seventh and final season, Selena Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is running for President — again.

While the former "Seinfeld" star might be the biggest name in the "Veep" credits, there's a local name in there, too: state Sen. Eric Lesser.

Lesser is a political consultant on "Veep" and we talked with him about what the job entails and how he landed it.

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Eric Lesser, state senator who represents the First Hampden and Hampshire District in Western Massachusetts. He is also a political consultant on "Veep." He tweets @ericlesser.

This segment aired on April 26, 2019.

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