Pundits are predicting that a record number of women will be throwing their hats into the ring in U.S. political races in the months to come, and the latest woman to announce plans to run for office is Diane Neal, known to “Law & Order: SVU” fans for portraying assistant district attorney Casey Novak.
Neal, 42, who has also had recurring roles in such TV series as “Suits”, “Power”, “The Following” and “NCIS”, revealed her intention to run for Congress in a Tuesday morning tweet.
Neal followed that up by sharing a mockup of her campaign poster:
In an interview with the Daily Freeman, Neal admitted her political views are “a lot of everything” and don’t fit into a neat Republican or Democrat ideology.
“I’m a little Libertarian, I’m a lot liberal, mostly progressive, but I have this amazing ability to be able to take really complicated policy and break it down into edible sound bites, which is something most progressive liberals cannot do,” she explained.
It looks like Neal already has a fellow actor in her corner: former “Northern Exposure” star Rob Morrow, who lent his support via Twitter: