Alyssa Milano Says She’s Considering Running for Congress in the District of California, Held by GOP
The next team member? MeToo Activist and Actress Alyssa Milano Says She’s ‘Considering’ a Congressional Run in California District Held by GOP
- Milano said on Tuesday she has an eye on California’s 4th congressional district
- Seat was comfortably won by Republican Tom McClintock last November
- Milano believes her wealth and fame could turn the Democrats’ seat
- She’s not considering a run until the 2024 election cycle
Actress and outspoken leftist activist Alyssa Milano has revealed she is considering running for Congress in a California district long held by Republicans.
Milano, 48, told The Hill on Tuesday that she is “looking” at a 2024 run in California’s 4th congressional district, a seat Republican Tom McClintock handily won in November.
The district hasn’t elected a Democrat to the House since 1990, but Milano believes her fame and wealth could knock the seat out of Republicans’ hands.
“It will take someone with, I think, brand awareness and deep pockets to take on McClintock, so I’m considering it,” Milano said.
Actress and outspoken leftist activist Alyssa Milano has revealed she is considering running for Congress in California
Milano, 48, ‘looks’ at a 2024 run in California’s 4th congressional district, a seat Republican Tom McClintock (above) handily won in November
“I’m actually gathering information right now, speaking to various advisers, speaking to the community,” the actress said. “Maybe I’d consider flipping that chair blue.”
The district covers a broad, mostly rural swath of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California, including Yosemite National Park.
“The Republicans have actually had a strong arm there in the 4th district,” Milano said.
She said she splits her time between Truckee, in the 4th district, and Bell Canyon, a wealthy enclave outside of Los Angeles.
Milano recently finished filming a Netflix movie and plans to join her original co-star Tony Danza in an upcoming reboot of Who’s The Boss.
“Of course I can’t do both at the same time before I run,” she says of her acting. “So it’s really about timing.”
“My intention is to make the world a better place,” Milano said of her political ambitions
The actress has long been outspoken on social issues, including the MeToo movement, and insists that her background qualifies her for high office.
“I’ve been an activist since I was 15 years old,” she told The Hill. “The first pictures of me in the White House are with Nancy Reagan. I’ve been working on this for a long time.’
“I’m very hands-on, boots on the ground, as far as the work I do,” said Milano. “My goal is to make the world a better place.”
Milano joined a virtual delegation from the activist group Creative Coalition on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to continue federal funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Last month, Milano starred in a public service announcement urging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Actress Alyssa Milano speaks during a rally protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh before the United States Supreme Court, September 28, 2018 in Washington, DC
Milano said in the ad she is still experiencing debilitating symptoms 14 months after recovering from the infection.
She said she still suffers from shortness of breath, palpitations, brain fog, exhaustion and “pains that feel like they are at skeletal level.”
“The vaccine is completely safe for people who have had COVID and I think it is very important that everyone, including those who have had COVID, get vaccinated,” Milano said in the PSA.
“This virus is like nothing I’ve ever experienced in my life and has impacted every part of my health from my mental health to my physical health,” she added.