2016 race

Melissa Gilbert of “Little House on the Prairie” running for Congress

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Looks like Melissa Gilbert wants more than just to be in a little house on a prairie; she’s hoping to be a United States representative from Michigan’s 8th district. Gilbert hopes to focus on families still recovering from the recession, with her campaign announcing her intention to focus on issues affecting women and children. Gilbert previously served as the president of the Screen Actors Guild from 2001-2005, demonstrating some experience holding elected office. However, her campaign won’t go without its challenges: in June, the IRS revealed Gilbert owes more than $360,000 in back taxes.

Read the full story at NBC News.

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