Actor Bruno Amato has announced his intention to run against U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, in the 2022 election.
“I’m running to stand up for the little guy,” Amato said in a video posted to Twitter on Thursday. “It’s been a tough year. Jobs lost, lives lost, people struggling to keep a roof over their head and feed their families and get their kids back to school. My top priorities will be jobs, good jobs with good wages, and health care for everyone, affordable health care. My opponent Kevin McCarthy hasn’t done a good job for this district.”