Julia has just lost a by-election in Boston. To recharge before starting her campaign for the next election she goes back home to her parents for Christmas. Back home she runs into Parker, her old nemesis from the school years. He’s now principal at their old school. When she realizes that he is up for election for a new mayor unopposed she declares her candidacy for the election. It’s back to the old rivalry from the schooldays. But the short campaign also means that they have to spend a lot of time together and she realizes that there where more than just rivalry between them.