If you'd like to share my sense of pride and amazement right now, consider what Danny's starting line looked like: in addition to his acting, Danny has been writing almost as long as I've known him, but he'd never been an investigative journalist, and prior to "Recount," he'd gotten just as many scripts produced as you have. And how many production companies would be willing to pile tons of money into a political film where the ending is already known? There was only one any of us could even imagine doing this thing — HBO. Talk about your long shots.
Harris's other Whedonverse connection is that he did the voiceover on the Doublemeat Palace corporate video in Buffy episode 6.12. And the IMDB says he's friends with Joss Whedon and Jane Espenson.