Nope. Not Hillary Clinton. Melissa Gilbert (from Little House on the Prairie, yeah *that* Melissa Gilbert) who was running for a congressional seat in Michigan dropped out citing “health problems.”
The “health problems” apparently surfaced after her Republican opponent resorted to the dirty trick of pointing out that she was delinquent in her taxes and quoting her actual words.
Republicans dogged Gilbert’s campaign early by highlighting more than $470,000 in back taxes she owes the Internal Revenue Service and the state of California.
In April, Bishop’s campaign dug up video of a 2009 appearance Gilbert made on “The View” talk show in which she called attempts to sentence filmmaker Roman Polanski for the 1977 rape of a 13-year-old girl “excessive.”
“I think the punishment at this point may be excessive — I don’t know, that’s just my opinion,” Gilbert said.
Days after the video surfaced on YouTube, Gilbert disavowed the comments and apologized, saying “I said something I didn’t mean and don’t believe.”
Yeah, the old “I said it, but I didn’t mean it” defense; that only works for Donald Trump, sweetheart.