Actress and outspoken MeToo activist Alyssa Milano has revealed that she is considering a run for Congress in a California district that has long been held by Republicans.

By Judy Kurtz

Milano, 48, told The Hill on Tuesday that she is ‘looking at’ a 2024 run in California’s 4th Congressional District, a seat that Republican Tom McClintock won handily in November.

The district has not elected a Democrat to the House since 1990, but Milano believes her celebrity and wealth could flip the seat out of the hands of Republicans.

‘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.

‘I’m basically gathering information right now, speaking to different consultants, speaking to the community,’ the actress said. ‘I would love to maybe consider flipping that seat blue.’

The district covers a broad, mostly rural swathe of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California, including Yosemite National Park. 

‘My intentions are to make the world a better place,’ Milano said of her political aspirations

‘The Republicans have basically had a strong arm there in the 4th District,’ said Milano.

She said she splits her time between Truckee, which is in the 4th District, and Bell Canyon, a wealthy enclave outside Los Angeles.

Milano, 48, is ‘looking at’ a 2024 run in California’s 4th Congressional District, a seat that Republican Tom McClintock (above) won handily in November

‘Before I run, obviously I can’t do both at the same time,’ she says of her acting work. ‘So it’s just really going to be about timing.’ 

The actress has long been outspoken on social issues, including the MeToo movement, and insists that her background qualifies her for high office.

‘I’ve been an activist since I was 15 years old,’ she told The Hill. ‘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,’ Milano said. ‘My intentions are to make the world a better place.’ 

Milano on Tuesday joined a virtual delegation from the activist group Creative Coalition to urge lawmakers to continue federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

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