Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Melissa Gilbert has come a long way since growing up on that prairie...
The actress perhaps best known for her role as Laura Ingalls Wilder on the TV series "Little House on the Prairie" is taking a run at Congress.
Melissa Gilbert announced Monday her candidacy to represent Michigan's 8th congressional district as a Democrat, the seat currently held by Republican Mike Bishop.Michigan's 8th district includes the state capital, Lansing, and Oakland, Ingham and Livingston counties, where Gilbert and her husband live.
"Here in Michigan, I know people are doing their best to make a good life for themselves and their families," Gilbert's campaign said. "When it comes down to it, I think that's what we all really want."
No stranger to holding elected office, Gilbert was the president of the Screen Actor's Guild from 2001 to 2005.
I think Pa would be very proud.
Nellie Oleson...not so much.