I would consider changing the city from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh though I won’t be adding multiple cities in for each state right now to save myself some time.
I haven’t fully decided but I’m thinking yes, you’ll need to have a carefully selected Cabinet and make the right choices, but I do think I’ll write the story in a way that allows you to get away with most choices that lead to a boost in your corruption stat.
As for potential affairs, I was honestly planning on only including one potential person who would be a secretary or someone you meet at an event. I’m not a romance writer so I don’t feel I could accurately, or interestingly, write multiple romantic interests in addition to your spouse, though it’s something I can think about. Let me know if you have suggestions for potential interests aside from the cliche secretary as well.
If the public finds out, it would obviously nearly destroy your relationship with both your Spouse and your kids. As for whether or not there would be an option to remarry, I don’t know yet. I could see this being an option in the Epilogue where you meet back up with them and remarry after you leave office, but don’t think I’d include it as a part of the main storyline.
I won’t say too much to avoid spoilers but a high corruption stat is a bit of a double-edged sword. Having it high enough will give you more opportunities down the road but could also come back to bite you if an investigation into your office ever opens up.
I’m planning on taking a lot of influence from Nixon’s Committee to Re-elect the President (or CREEP), and allowing you or your campaign team to do a lot of the same things that occurred in 1972 plus some more. While I’m not even close to writing the re-election chapter (I’m not even at midterms yet!), you will be selecting a whole new slew of characters while you build your re-election campaign staff.
This also depends. Any corrupt choice you take immediately boosts your corruption score, but it doesn’t affect your approval ratings unless it’s made public.
I did think about this a lot and I really like the concept but I struggle to find an equivalent for same-sex affairs. Obviously, this works if the MC is heterosexual, but there really just isn’t an equivalent to having an accidental pregnancy otherwise. I might add it anyway, but I really do want to find an alternative scandal of a similar magnitude for a same-sex affair as well.