The next Squad member? MeToo activist and actress Alyssa Milano says she is ‘considering’ a run for Congress in California district held by GOP
- Milano said on Tuesday she is eye California’s 4th Congressional District
- Seat was comfortably won by Republican Tom McClintock last November
- Milano believes her wealth and celebrity could flip the seat for Democrats
- She is not considering a run until the 2024 election cycle
Milano, 48, told The Hill on Tuesday that she is ‘looking at’ a 2024 run in California’s 4th Congressional District, a seat that Republican Tom McClintock won handily in November.
The district has not elected a Democrat to the House since 1990, but Milano believes her celebrity and wealth could flip the seat out of the hands of Republicans.
‘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,’ said Milano.
Actress and outspoken leftwing activist Alyssa Milano has revealed that she is considering a run for Congress in California
Milano, 48, is ‘looking at’ a 2024 run in California’s 4th Congressional District, a seat that Republican Tom McClintock (above) won handily in November
‘I’m basically gathering information right now, speaking to different consultants, speaking to the community,’ the actress said. ‘I would love to maybe consider flipping that seat blue.’
The district covers a broad, mostly rural swathe of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California, including Yosemite National Park.
‘The Republicans have basically had a strong arm there in the 4th District,’ said Milano.
She said she splits her time between Truckee, which is in the 4th District, and Bell Canyon, a wealthy enclave outside Los Angeles.
Milano recently finished shooting a Netflix moving and is planning to join an upcoming reboot of Who’s The Boss alongside her original co-star Tony Danza.
‘Before I run, obviously I can’t do both at the same time,’ she says of her acting work. ‘So it’s just really going to be about timing.’
‘My intentions are to make the world a better place,’ Milano said of her political aspirations
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 at this a really long time.’
‘I’m very hands-on, boots on the ground, as far as the work that I do,’ Milano said. ‘My intentions are to make the world a better place.’
Milano on Tuesday joined a virtual delegation from the activist group Creative Coalition to urge lawmakers to continue federal funding for 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 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court September 28, 2018 in Washington, DC
Milano said in the ad that she still suffers debilitating symptoms 14 months after recovering from infection.
She said that she’s still suffering from shortness of breath, heart palpitations, brain fog, exhaustion and ‘aches and pains that feel like they’re on a skeletal level.’
‘The vaccine is completely safe for people who have had COVID and I think it’s really 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 impacted every part of my health, from my mental health to my physical health,’ she added.