Alyssa Milano set to Charm voters with a possible run for Congress
The former Charmed star told The Hill’s In The Know blog on Tuesday that she’s "considering" running for Congress in 2024.
"I’m looking at California’s 4th District to potentially run against (Republican Rep. Tom) McClintock," the New York City-born actor and activist said.
Milano has become more politically active in the last few years, been extremely vocal about issues on her social media, and is a UNICEF Ambassador.
She is a resident of California and divides her time in The Golden State between Truckee and Bell Canyon.
"The Republicans have basically had a strong arm there in the 4th District," she said of her neighborhood.
The Who’s the Boss? actor said she "would love to maybe consider flipping that seat blue" — referencing McClintock’s successful reelection bid last year, which secured 56% of the vote, according to the blog.
"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, noting she’s currently "gathering information" and in communication with "different consultants" and "the community."
Acknowledging that she currently has a lot on her plate, including a Boss reboot and an upcoming book, Milano said she intends to decide on the potential run after the 2022 midterms.
" I won't apologize for sharing my voice. Not now, not ever," she said in her book announcement.
Milano often speaks out about political issues on her social media accounts
Milano has her own political podcast called Sorry Not Sorry
Followers of Milano won't be shocked by her political ambitions.
In 2017, it was announced that the 48-year-old would star in and develop the Lifetime comedy series Alyssa Milano for Mayor, which is now listed as a TV movie on IMDb.
Off-screen, in 2018, she said diving into the political pool would be part of her "10-year plan," and protested Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
The following year, the Sorry Not Sorry podcast host and author said that joining politics is "something that I think about."
She also testified at a shadow hearing supporting the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Milano sought the input of her 3.6 million Twitter followers last month about her potential political bid.
"Congressman McClintock was one of the 63 republicans to oppose Asian Hate Crimes bill," she tweeted. "This is my Congressman. Should I run against him?"
It seems she is leaning towards yes, and could be lending her charms to the polical ring soon enough.
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