Kicking off his second run for Congress, Chris Mitchum isn't pulling any punches.
"In the past 16 years, we've seen our national debt double," the veteran actor and political agitator told the News-Press.
"American prestige has been weakened abroad, we have a weakened dollar, the American government's credit rating has been downgraded and Lois Capps has been in Congress voting for the things that got us here."
While he is only one of the eight candidates challenging incumbent Mrs. Capps, D-Santa Barbara, for the 24th Congressional District seat, Mr. Mitchum has made it clear that Mrs. Capps is his target.
By SCOTT STEEPLETON, NEWS-PRESS CITY EDITOR
November 27, 2011 12:16 AM
(from the Santa Barbara News-Press)
He's suffered the slings and arrows that come with acting, so Chris Mitchum says he's fine with the criticism he gets practicing his other passion: politics.
The 68-year-old Santa Barbara resident and son of the late acting legend Robert Mitchum is among several Republicans hoping to challenge incumbent Democrat Lois Capps next year for the redrawn 24th congressional district (formerly the 23rd District), which spans Santa Barbara and SLO counties and a small part of Ventura County.