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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-27-07 05:05 PM
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'West Wing' actress considers running for Congress
Source: Philadelphia Daily News

She played a political aide on TV. Now, actress Melissa Fitzgerald is weighing a real-life run for Congress.

Fitzgerald, a Pennsylvania native who played the assistant to the character C.J. Cregg on the hit NBC drama "The West Wing," is considering challenging Republican Jim Gerlach, said Marcel Groen, chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Party.

"I think she is fairly serious," Groen said.

Fitzgerald, a Democrat, campaigned last year for Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell. Her mother, Carol, is executive director of the Pennsylvania Society. Her father, James, was sworn in recently as a state Supreme Court judge.


Melissa Fitzgerald talks during a rally for then-Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in Denver in October 2004. A Chestnut Hill native, the actress is considering challenging Republican Jim Gerlach in the Sixth Congressional District.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20070427_ap...



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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-27-07 05:13 PM
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1. She has a website "under construction" - sounds serious.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-27-07 05:13 PM
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2. You go girl!
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-27-07 05:23 PM
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3. Carol!
:woohoo:

Is it bad I know that?

Oh, well. :blush:
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C_eh_N_eh_D_eh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-27-07 05:43 PM
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5. I knew it, too.
And I only watched the first two seasons.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-27-07 05:36 PM
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4. She should get Aaron Sorkin as a speechwriter
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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-28-07 11:05 AM
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6. web archive of her site:
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Exiled in America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-28-07 12:32 PM
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7. She is also massively hot.
Edited on Sat Apr-28-07 12:35 PM by Exiled in America
Yes, I WILL be the one to bring up the objectifying and shallow, dammit, because that's how I roll.



/swoon! :)
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La_Fourmi_Rouge Donating Member (878 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-28-07 05:49 PM
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12. You have my wholehearted support!
Hey, I have heard alot of objectifying and shallow people on this board drool openly over photos of Patrick Fitzgerald (not that I blame them).
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-28-07 02:39 PM
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8. I met her when she was campaigning for Kerry in PA in 2004.
Edited on Sat Apr-28-07 02:41 PM by gauguin57
She gave a great speech, and was smart, warm and fun to talk to!

I say GO FOR IT, MELISSA!
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-28-07 04:07 PM
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9. Cool, Gerlach narrowly won last election
Lois Murphy couldn't do it, maybe some time for new blood?
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CANDO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-28-07 05:41 PM
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10. Lois has come close twice.
I think she will win if she tries again in '08. It's not my district, but next door. I'm in Timmy Holden's district.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 04:49 AM
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14. Yeah I don't know what it was...she seemed to have alot of support
She certainly has the name recognition now, after two tries. Gerlach is hanging by a thread IMHO. It's my mom's district, soon to be mine, because we aren't buying in VA as soon as I thought.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-28-07 05:47 PM
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11. This is so incredibly cool! I always liked Carol's sense of humor.
I'm sure Melissa Fitzgerald will do well in the campaign. Now if only we could convince the actresses who played Ginger and Bonnie to run. They were MY favorites! WwwwwrrrrrOOOOOOOWWWWRRRR!
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President Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-28-07 09:21 PM
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13. donation history: $2000 GOP, $500 Dem
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 08:50 AM
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15. The $2,000.00 donation
were $1,000.00 each to Arlen Specter and that was in 1998. She hasn't donated $$ to R's since.
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