Running as a Democrat on a pro-working class family platform, the actress set out to unseat Republican representative Mike Bishop.“I’m running for Congress to make life a little easier for all the families who feel they have fallen through the cracks in today’s economy," Gilbert stated on her campaign website.
"I believe building a new economy is a team effort, and we need to bring fresh voices to the table to get the job done.”In May 2015, Gilbert withdrew from the race to avoid aggravating a spinal injury.
Sara Gilbert was born on January 29, 1975, in Santa Monica, California.
Her nationality is American and ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish. She is the daughter of Barbara Cowan and Harold Abeles.
“My doctors said there’s no way for me to continue to deal with the incredibly rigorous demands of a congressional campaign without continuing to do harm to my body,” Gilbert said in an interview with that she had a "long history" of neck and spine issues which began in 2003 when she had surgery to fuse a herniated disc.