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Alyssa Milano Has Sights Set On Becoming A Congresswoman

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If you thought hearing Alyssa Milano screeching on Twitter, CNN and wherever she can was annoying you have not seen anything yet.

Imagine her walking the halls of Congress with the likes of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and The Squad, because that is what she has on her mind, Yahoo News reported.

The 48-yearold actress has her eyes fixed on a House seat in California Republicans have held for three decades.

The star of “Who’s the Boss?,” “Charmed” and “Insatiable,” said on Tuesday that “I’m looking at California’s 4th District to potentially run against [Rep. Tom] McClintock (R).”

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“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,” she said.

It is a strong Republican area where Rep. McClintock is very popular and Milano is, still, very annoying. He won his district in 2020 with 56 percent of the vote and Donald Trump defeated Joe Biden in his district by 9 points.

“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. I’m basically gathering information right now, speaking to different consultants, speaking to the community,” she said.

And she is correct. She is well known and rich, but she may be overestimating what she is well known for these days.

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“Before I run, obviously I can’t do both at the same time,” she said. “So it’s just really going to be about timing.”

She is shooting a movie for Netflix and is working on a reboot of the popular 1980s sitcom “Who’s The Boss?”

Milano has long expressed a desire to run for political office. In 2018 she said entering politics would be part of her “10-year plan” when her young children were older. A political bid is “something that I think about” she said in 2019.

Last month, she weighed the idea of a run against McClintock, who’s held his House seat since 2009, with her more than 3.6 million Twitter followers.

“Congressman McClintock was one of the 63 republicans to oppose Asian Hate Crimes bill. This is my Congressman. Should I run against him?” she said to her Twitter followers.

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Milano is no stranger to being on Capitol Hill, most notably when she was present for the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who she opposed.

And on Tuesday, she joined fellow stars from the arts advocacy nonprofit The Creative Coalition, including Jason Alexander of “Seinfeld,” “Madam Secretary” actor Tim Daly, CEO Robin Bronk and “Star Trek: Discovery” star Anthony Rapp, to ask lawmakers via virtual  Zoom meetings to continue federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

“My career in the arts changed life for my family, breaking us out of cyclical hardship,” she said. Milano said the arts “has a way of allowing people to break free from cycles of violence and poverty.”

“When we talk about shifting our culture into a more secure, more equitable place, there’s really nothing that can do that like the arts,” the actress said.

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She expressed her support for Joe Biden, who she supported in the 2020 presidential election, saying that he has done a “really good job” so far.

“I think that there’s a lot left to do, obviously, in particular gun violence prevention,” she said.

Asked about other celebrities who are campaigning, or considering campaigning, for elected positions she said, “I would hope that they would put in the work before they attempt to hold office.”

“I’ve been an activist since I was 15 years old,” she said. “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. And I would hope that anyone who’s considering running for office would be doing so from a place of service, which is where my heart is, rather than a place of power or to change up the system,” she said. “My intentions are to make the world a better place.”

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