‘Little House on the Prairie’ star running for Congress

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MI (WLNS) – Actress Melissa Gilbert has announced she’s running for Congress.

Gilbert will run as a Democrat against Republican Congressman Mike Bishop, who currently serves Michigan’s 8th Congressional District.

The former “Little House on the Prairie” star says she believes “supporting working families means building an economy that works for everyone.”

Gilbert announced her intent to run via Twitter, where she wrote “Excited to announce my run for U.S. Congress in Michigan’s 8th. Please join me in my fight for working families.”

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