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Politics (trailer)
Game: The Lost and Damned
For: Thomas Stubbs III
Location: Jousters Club, Middle Park
Target: Arthur Stubbs
Conditions of mission failure: Wasted
Arthur Stubbs escapes
Reward: $3000
Unlocks: Off Route
Coming Down
Unlocked by: Buyer's Market
Stubbs: "Unfortunately, an awful man has ensured that my chance of being re-elected is pretty much zero."
Johnny: "Why? Blackmail?"
Stubbs: "Not exactly. I need his money and he hasn't died yet."
Thomas Stubbs III tells Johnny Klebitz about his funding issues

Politics is a mission in The Lost and Damned. It is the first mission given by Thomas Stubbs III to Johnny Klebitz.


Billy Grey will call you and tip you off about a crooked politician named Thomas Stubbs III who needs some assistance with a job. Billy proclaims that they're moving up in the world and that his friendship with the lawyer is working out after all, contrary to Johnny's previous belief that it'd bring bad news. You'll be sent to Algonquin, specifically to an upscale club near Middle Park which has massages, saunas, etc. Completing the package is a fake-English-accent-using butler who will give Johnny somewhat of a rough time, demanding that he leaves the premises. Once he discovers you're here to pay Stubbs a visit, his demeanor completely changes and he shows you to the massage room where the politician is currently located. Once the masseuse and butler leave the room, Stubbs gets down to business. He wants you to go to Francis International Airport and shoot down a helicopter carrying his elderly and quite rich uncle. Stubbs needs large amounts of money to guarantee his re-election, and his uncle's death will provide the funds necessary. He wants you to make it look like an act of terrorism on top of everything else, stating that this would be good for him in a number of ways.

Like a true crooked politician, Stubbs has you over a barrel here. He knows what Johnny's been up to and threatens to take him down if he doesn't perform this duty for him. Johnny eventually agrees to the deal. At the end of the cutscene you'll see scene of Stubbs as he walks around the room completely nude. After this, you'll be told to arrive at a specific time to the airport.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Get to the airport runway
  • The chopper is landing. Find a way to take out the target
  • The target is dead and you are locked inside the airport. Go to the opened gate
  • Lose the cops


The time should be sufficiently long enough for you to get to the airport with reasonable time left. Stubbs has given you a RPG. Once there, the guards realize you're up to no good and begin firing as soon as you enter the airstrip or wait just outside the gate.

Quickly, you pull out your RPG and hit the helicopter just before touching down, killing Stubbs' uncle in the process. Once the helicopter is destroyed, you'll have a four-star wanted rating and the gate you came in through will be locked. Stubbs informs you in a text message that there's another gate - he's bribed the gate guard to let you out. Do so and your rating drops to two stars. Once evaded, the mission ends in success.

If you engaged the convoy when it is outside the airport, you will have a four star rating, and will need to evade them through fast driving.


Liberty Tree Newspaper

"Arthur Stubbs, elder statesman of the legendary Stubbs political clan was gunned down by terrorists yesterday shortly after arriving at Francis International Airport. Mr. Stubbs, 83, was arriving in the city for a family meeting and to help to discuss bailing out a lot of rich people upset by the recent problems on the exchange. A passionate democrat when it suited him and also an elitist who hated poor people, Mr. Stubbs embodied an America that has mercifully disappeared. He was brutally killed standing up for freedom by a splinter cell now on the loose in Liberty City. Police are searching for the terror cell and advise people to be very afraid and report any activity by brown people."

"In an ironic twist of fate, this patriot's children were also killed by rogue acts of terrorism. The family is now headed by Congressman Thomas Stubbs, Arthur Stubb's nephew. Mr. Stubbs told reporters at a conference he hastily convened "This is a tragedy. My family has given so much to this country and to freedom. Arthur Stubbs was a great. Great man. I will carry on his work fighting justice and honor wherever I find it. His death had made me a very rich man and I will use that money for good, and for insuring my re-election.""

Video Walkthrough

GTA The Lost and Damned - Mission 8 - Politics (1080p)09:39

GTA The Lost and Damned - Mission 8 - Politics (1080p)

Alternate video showing explicit nudity.

After the Mission

  • Shortly thereafter you'll receive a panicked call from Johnny's "friend," Ashley Butler. She needs your help immediately and you're thrust right into another mission.
  • Completion of this Stubbs mission results in a new Liberty Tree news article online in addition to a Weazel News radio update about the uncle's demise at the hands of terrorists.


  • This is the first mission given in Algonquin.
  • Stubbs walks around the room completely nude. For most of the scene, he is only shown from the waist up, but at the end, his genitals are fully visible. This is also notably the first incident in the GTA series to show full-frontal nudity.


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