Monday, August 10, 2015
Melissa Gilbert announces run for Congress
Actress Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls Wilder on "Little House on the Prairie," announced on Monday that she running for Michigan's 8th congressional district. Gilbert will be challenging Republican Mike Bishop.
"Please join me in my fight for working families," Gilbert tweeted Monday.
"Here in Michigan, I know people are doing their best to make a good life for themselves and their families. When it comes down to it, I think that's what we all really want.
"I'm running for Congress to make life a little easier for all the families who feel they have fallen through the cracks in today's economy. I believe building a new economy is a team effort, and we need to bring fresh voices to the table to get the job done."," Gilbert said.
Bishop's campaign spokesman Stu Sandler pointed out that Gilbert still owes more than $300,000 in back IRS taxes.
"Melissa Gilbert can afford to have a stylist and a Louis Vuitton collar for her dog, but cannot pay her taxes. Her Hollywood values are out of whack with the district," Sandler said.