Actress Melissa Gilbert running for U.S. Congress, what does she need to do to win?

HOWELL, Mich. (WXYZ) - Former 'Little House on the Prairie" actress Melissa Gilbert has decided to run for U.S. Congress in Michigan's 8th District.

We talk with voters and experts about what she'll need to do to win. See Simon Shaykhet's report in the video player above.

Gilbert announced her candidacy with the following tweet.

She also has a website - - where she is asking for voters to join her campaign. 



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