[Summary of Action]
Tom and Bob hatch a plan to seek out Cassandra Rockwell, seduce her, and record compromising video of the proceedings.
[e-mail from secret masters to Tom and Bob]
Excellent work. Sources indicate that the governor is extremely sensitive about family issues. Our analysts predict this video has a 95% success chance in temporarily motivating the governor.
It is important to illustrate that blackmail is not a long-term solution to maintain control. It is far more fortuitous to have a candidate that is willing to cooperate. This is exactly the next step of the gambit: Get the Sam Cabot, the Democratic candidate, elected governor of Texas. If you are successful, we will have a fairly easily manipulated asset to enact the third step of your mission. If you fail, we use the blackmail to force governor Rockwell to take the next step. Either way, we have clenched the outcome.
You have four months until election day.