Actress, author Melissa Gilbert announces run for Congress - WNEM TV 5

Actress, author Melissa Gilbert announces run for Congress

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Best known for her role on "Little House on the Prairie," actress Melissa Gilbert announced her candidacy to represent Michigan's 8th District on Monday. 

"Here in Michigan, I know people are doing their best to make a good life for themselves and their families," Gilbert said in a press release. "I'm running for Congress to make life a little easier for all the families who feel they have fallen through the cracks in today's economy. I believe building a new economy is a team effort, and we need to bring fresh voices to the table to get the job done." 

Gilbert is running as a Democrat against incumbent Congressman Mike Bishop. 

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