Actor turned activist Alyssa Milano is considering a congressional run in 2024. On May 20th she tweeted, “Congressman McClintock was one of the 63 republicans to oppose Asian Hate Crimes bill. This is my Congressman. Should I run against him?” Apparently, the answer could very well be yes.
Milano confirmed Tuesday to the Hill that she is indeed “considering” a congressional run in 2024. “I’m looking at California’s 4th District to potentially run against McClintock,” said Milano. Milano was amongst the Hollywood celebrity-light actresses that utilized the Me-Too movement to use their platform for activism.
Since her time in the activist spotlight, Milano has said she’s being targeted by trolls over her extreme views on police reform, publicly stated coronavirus caused her hair to fall out, urged the Redskins to change their team name, and even began a “sex strike” to protest Republican abortion laws.
Deadline reports of the potential Congressional run:
“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,” the former Charmed, Who’s the Boss? and Insatiable star told The Hill.
The 4th Congressional District includes the Northern CA counties of Alpine County, Amador County, Calaveras County, El Dorado County, Mariposa County and Tuolumne County as well as portions of Fresno County, Madera County, Placer County and Nevada County, where Truckee is.
McClintock is a staunch Republican whose views oppose Milano’s on many topics including his bete noire, immigration. The Congressman would likely seek to paint Milano as a Tinseltown outsider in the 4th District, someone whose values are out of step with those of its residents. She, however, sees her celebrity as an advantage.
“It’s going to take someone with, I think, name recognition and deep pockets to be able to run against McClintock,” Milano said Tuesday, “and so I’m considering it.” In a statement to Deadline Milano said, “I am confirming that it is possible that I will run for office in 2024.”
The actor is exec producing and starring in a Who’s the Boss? reboot as well as doing her Sorry Not Sorry podcast — which tackles social, political and cultural issues — and also releasing a book of the same name in October. That’s a lot. She expects to make a decision about running after the 2022 midterm elections.
“Before I run, obviously I can’t do both at the same time,” she told The Hill of her other endeavors, “So it’s just really going to be about timing.”