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Melissa Gilbert Running For Congress In 2016

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Actress, director, Dancing with the Stars contestant and now 2016 Democratic candidate for Michigan's 8th congressional district. That's one impressive resume, Melissa Gilbert! Of Little House on the Prairie fame, Gilbert stole headlines this week when she announced her candidacy for the upcoming election. 

Refusing to join the next 'Where are they now?' list, the 51-year-old is running for a three-county seat which covers Detroit's northern suburbs to Lansing, currently held by Republican Mike Bishop. 

Gilbert stated she's running for families who feel left out of the modern economy. Her biggest challenge will be her $360,000 in unpaid income taxes, for which she says she has negotiated a payment plan.

Immediately following Gilbert's announcement, Twitter was flooded with an outpouring of support from both fans and citizens of Michigan's 8th District, which you can check out below.

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