Chris Mitchum entered the 24th District Congressional race with plenty of name recognition thanks to his late father, actor Robert Mitchum. But the younger Mitchum has plenty of movie fans too. Mitchum grew up on movie sets before starring in films with John Wayne and Charlton Heston.
He said he had to pay his dues to get parts and to produce films.
He calls himself a Reagan Republican but has yet to enjoy former President Ronald Reagan’s winning streak
Losses in state and national races have not kept him down. This isn’t his first run for Congress but it is the closest he has come to a face to face run against Rep. Lois Capps. Thanks to supporters he thinks this may be his turn to win.
When the GOP failed to focus on his race, he found financial backers and volunteers to help.
Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will be making a trip to Santa Barbara to help him campaign before Election Day.
Mitchum has challenged the incumbent to debate, but Capps has yet to respond.
He’d like to face-off on issues such as military readiness, the economy, and immigration.
He believes the government is too big, and that the country is a mess.
Mitchum said he decided to run again because he couldn’t just sit back and watch a country he loves go down the toilet.