An actress who’s best known for her role in the 1990s cult classic “Clueless” filed papers to run for Congress. Time magazine reports that Stacey Dash, who has more recently been making a mark as an author and conservative commentator, is poised to run in California.
“Dash has filed to run as a Republican in the 44th Congressional District, according to a filing on the Federal Election Commission website,” Time reports. “The 44th District is located in Southern California and includes the cities of Compton, Lynwood and Carson in Los Angeles County. The website dashtodc.com has also been established, though there is no information on the site other than what appears to be a logo.”
Dash has had a tweet posted for a few weeks commenting on the possibility of running for office — you can see it below.
“The House seat Dash is seeking is currently held by Democratic Rep. Nanette Barragán, who worked on Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in Florida in 2012 and was later the first Latina to serve on the Hermosa Beach City Council,” Time notes. “The District has had a Democratic representative since 2012. The area also voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.”