A Republican primary debate will play on on the March 31 episode of the ABC drama

By Patrick Gomez
Updated October 05, 2016 06:19 PM
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Scandal‘s vice president is vying for the Republican nomination for president on the ABC drama, and PEOPLE has the exclusive First Look at her first campaign ad.

On Thursday’s episode of Scandal, Susan will face off against his Republican primary competitors – brash billionaire Hollis Doyle ((Gregg Henry) and former First Lady Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) – at a Republican primary debate hosted by former vice president Sally Langston (Kate Burton).

PEOPLE debuted Mellie’s ad on Monday and Hollis’ ad on Tuesday.

Scandal airs Thursdays (9 p.m. ET) on ABC.