“It was certainly the plan to have him be a love interest and what happened very quickly was in that “Master Plan” episode, they have a conversation in a bar. And I wrote this thing into [it] where Ben says to her very casually, “Like you want to run for office someday, right?” and she says, “Yes, how did you know?” He just sort of blows past it, and the idea was like he’s just kind of got her number… he just kind of gets her, he understands her and who she is and what her goals are.” —Mike Schur