Actress and talk show host, Stacey Dash, 51, has filed to run as a Republican for the House of Representatives seat in the 44th district in California, according to Variety.
Dash, who voted for Barack Obama in 2008, switched from Democrat to Republican in 2012, and has expressed her political views publicly since then. In 2014, Fox News hired Dash as a contributor for “cultural analysis and commentary” but suspended her in 2015 for two weeks after she used profanity while suggesting Obama didn’t “give a sh**” about terrorism. In January 2017, Fox News announced that Dash’s contract would not be renewed
Recently, Dash joined the cast of Roe V. Wade, a film where producer Nick Loeb is teaming up with Dr. Alveda King to tell the story of Roe v. Wade, the court case which legalized abortion in America. Stephen Baldwin is another executive producer, and will star in the film along with Dash and Jon Voight.
“This is the story of the Women’s Rights Movement vs. the Pro-Life movement, which was led by Dr. Mildred Jefferson – the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School and the second president of National Right to Life,” Dash said on her website. “While Dr. Jefferson was a woman of faith, raised by a pastor, her reason for fighting for the unborn was pure science. Dr. Alveda King knew Mildred personally, and trusted me with the honor and responsibility of portraying such an incredible leader in American history.”
Stacey Dash is probably best known for playing Alicia Silverstone’s best friend in the classic teen film Clueless, so in 2016 she published a memoir entitled “There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative.”
Will California elect Stacey Dash to Congress? Only time will tell!
— Stacey Dash (@REALStaceyDash) February 13, 2018