Melissa Gilbert Raises over $200k in 7 weeks

Melissa Gilbert taps Hollywood stars for campaign cash - David Shepardson, Detroit News Washington Bureau October 16, 2015

Washington — Democratic House challenger and former “Little House on the Prairie” star Melissa Gilbert has raised $200,000 for her campaign against first-term Republican Rep. Mike Bishop — mostly by tapping high-powered stars for campaign cash.

Bishop, the former Michigan Senate majority leader from Rochester, has raised $284,000 with about $228,000 in cash on hand through June 30. His fund-raising report for the third quarter was not yet posted Friday on the Federal Elections Commission website.

Gilbert reported having $183,000 on hand through Sept. 30. She reported receiving contributions from well-known performers including $1,000 from actor Alec Baldwin, $5,400 from actress Jennifer Garner, $5,400 from actor Kiefer Sutherland and $2,700 from her husband, actor Timothy Busfield.