Actor and activist Alyssa Milano revealed she is considering running for the House in 2024.
Milano told ITK on Tuesday, “I’m looking at California’s 4th District to potentially run against [Rep. Tom] McClintock (R).”
She added, “I split my time between Truckee, Calif., and Bell Canyon, Calif., and the Republicans have basically had a strong arm there in the 4th District.”
Milano explained she would “love to maybe consider flipping that seat blue,” continuing, “It’s going to take someone with, I think, name recognition and deep pockets to be able to run against McClintock, and so I’m considering it. I’m basically gathering information right now, speaking to different consultants, speaking to the community.”
The actor also said it is “going to be about timing.”
She previously indicated on Twitter she is questioning whether to run against McClintock.
“Congressman McClintock was one of the 63 republicans to oppose Asian Hate Crimes bill. This is my Congressman. Should I run against him?” Milano tweeted.
Congressman McClintock was one of the 63 republicans to oppose Asian Hate Crimes bill.
This is my Congressman.
Should I run against him?
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 20, 2021
When asked about other celebrities considering running for office, Milano told ITK, “I would hope that they would put in the work before they attempt to hold office.”
Noting she has “been an activist since I was 15 years old,” Milano continued, “The first pictures of me in the White House are with Nancy Reagan. I’ve been at this a really long time.”
Milano claimed her “intentions are to make the world a better place.”
McClintock won reelection in 2020. He was elected to Congress for the first time in 2008. Before that, he served for 22 years in the California state legislature.
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