When Congresswoman Margaret Chase decides to run for Governor, she learns that alls fair in politics as she unleashes the vengeful wrath of her divorce-seeking husband, is threatened with blackmail, and falls in love with Mr. Ace, the head of the political machine known as the Tomahawk Club. Margaret attempts to win Aces support for her nomination but he refuses although he does fall in love with her. A ruthless politician, she hires Aces rival in the Club to win her the nomination. He succeeds, and Ace is furious. He offers to testify for the husband as co-respondent at their divorce trial. Margaret resigns her nomination, pleading crooked politics are not for her. Ace succumbs to her sincerity, and secretly arranges for her to run againsthis own Clubs candidate in the election. She wins, and to her joy, learns that Ace was the power behind her -- with no strings attached.