Bryce Delaney
Bryce Delancy
Status: Alive
Birthplace: United States of America
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Affiliation: Republican Party
Profession: Politician
Played by: Philip Baker Hall
Seasons: 1
First episode: "The 112th Congress"
Last episode: ""The 112th Congress""

Bryce Delaney is a ten term US Congressman for Pennsylvania from the Republican party who was deposed by a Tea Party candidate. ("The 112th Congress")


111th CongressEdit

Delaney served his tenth term as a Congressman for the GOP (Grand Old Party) in the 111th Congress. He represents the eighth district of Colorado. He was a Deputy Whip for his party and the state co-chair of the McCain / Palin campaign. During his ten terms he sponsored or co-sponsored 38 pieces of legislation that were written into law. He has a consistent voting record on Conservative Issues and a 97% approval rating from the American Conservative Union. During the past five elections he won his District by double figures. ("The 112th Congress")

112th CongressEdit

Delaney was the 6th GOP incumbent to be ousted by a Tea Party candidate in the 112th Congressional Elections. He lost the Republican primary in his district to a Dentist by a 72 to 28 margin. ("The 112th Congress")

He is interviewed on News Night by anchor Will McAvoy following his defeat. He relates that his press secretary blamed the defeat on him giving the wrong answer to a question at a Town Hall meeting. When asked "Is President Obama a socialist?" He answered "I disagree with the man on how to run a government but the talk of him being a socialist, or a Marxist, or a Kenyan, is a silly distraction." He went from leading the polls before the meeting to losing the election. Delaney says that the individual price that Republican Party members are paying for not pretending to be crazy is insignificant compared to the damage that the movement will do to the country as a whole by robbing it of a reasonable opposition party. ("The 112th Congress")

Will brings up a second mistake the Congressman made; he co-sponsored a bill with a Democratic colleague. The bill was an honest piece of bipartisan legislation named HR2559 which provided for homeless veterans to receive housing vouchers, counselling and job training. Will thanks Delaney for his service and tells him that he will be missed in Congress. ("The 112th Congress")

Behind the scenesEdit

Bryce Delaney is a minor character in the first season. He is played by guest star Philip Baker Hall and only appears in "The 112th Congress".

There are only seven congressional districts in Colorado so the fictional character has not taken the place of any real politician.

The character appears to be based on real life congressman Bob Inglis.


Season 1
"We Just Decided To" "News Night 2.0" "The 112th Congress" "I'll Try to Fix You" "Amen"
"Bullies" "5/1" "The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn" "The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate" "The Greater Fool"