#1 Melissa Gilbert Talks Running for Congress in Michigan – with a Little Help from Her Famous Friends by Cincinnatus 22.03.2016 00:02

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Gilbert is more than a bit of a Liberal.

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With donations from famous friends like Jennifer Garner, Alec Baldwin and Michael Douglas, Melissa Gilbert's campaign for Congress in Michigan's 8th district is off to a well-financed start.

That said, the 51-year-old actress, who rose to fame for playing Laura Ingalls Wilder in the 1970s hit TV series Little House on the Prairie, is facing a tough battle in the swingy, gerrymandered district that encompasses the roughly 100 miles of farmland between the state capital of Lansing and the upscale suburbs of Detroit. The district hasn't sent a Democrat to the U.S. House since the 1990s.

The actress, who moved to Michigan in 2013 after marrying her third husband, Thirtysomething actor Timothy Busfield, isn't shying away from using her star power to bolster her campaign. I'm "really glad that George Clooney's been a friend of mine for 30 years," she tells The Washington Post in a new interview. And "It's great that Rosie O'Donnell is taking an interest in the 8th Congressional District in Michigan."

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Here's a sampling of Gilbert's campaign donors, per The Washington Post:

Clay Aiken, $1,000

Alec Baldwin, $1,000

Tom Bergeron, $1,000

Gabrielle Carteris, $500

Sara Gilbert (her sister), $1,363

Quinn Cummings, $250

Michael Douglas, $3,500

Polly Draper, $2,000

Shelley Fabares, $303

Jennifer Garner, $5,400

Seth Green, $2,000

Arlo Guthrie, $500

Florence Henderson, $550

Marshall Herskovitz, $1,500

Peter Horton, $1,625

Laura Innes, $1,000

Jane Kaczmarek, $1,000

Jeffrey Katzenberg, $2,700

Juliette Lewis, $500

Bryan Lourd, $2,700

Seth MacFarlane, $5,400

Rosie O'Donnell, $5,400

Ken Olin, $1,500

Daniel Palladino, $2,700

Amy Sherman-Palladino, $2,700

Sarah Paulson, $1,000

Elizabeth Perkins, $1,000

Linda Perry, $2,000

Matthew Perry, $5,400

Sam Raimi, $1,500

Jeremy Ratchford, $500

Melissa Rivers, $1,500

Katey Sagal, $500

Sherri Shepherd, $1,050

John Slattery, $2,700

Aaron Sorkin, $1,000

Daniel Stern, $500

Kiefer Sutherland, $5,400

Steve Zahn, $250



http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/me...ocid=spartandhp

There are more than a few names on there I am sad to see and I hope she loses big time.

#2 RE: Melissa Gilbert Talks Running for Congress in Michigan – with a Little Help from Her Famous Friends by Rufus T Firefly 23.03.2016 06:42

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With few exceptions (Ron Howard, Mickey Rooney) child actors spend their adult years looking for something meaningful to do. Even if she's successful (doubtful), being just another liberal in Congress isn't very meaningful, so Ms. Gilbert might as well look elsewhere. I'll gladly wish her luck - in a different endeavor.

BTW - did anyone catch Scot Baio being interviewed on Jeannine Pirro's show on Fox over the weekend? He's not running for any political office - but he talked about being a conservative in Hollywood. Very solid individual - I didn't know he was conservative.

#3 RE: Melissa Gilbert Talks Running for Congress in Michigan – with a Little Help from Her Famous Friends by Cincinnatus 23.03.2016 12:32

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Quote: Rufus T Firefly wrote in post #2
BTW - did anyone catch Scot Baio being interviewed on Jeannine Pirro's show on Fox over the weekend? He's not running for any political office - but he talked about being a conservative in Hollywood. Very solid individual - I didn't know he was conservative.


And he endorsed Trump.

Good to see you, Rufus.

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