Actress and former Fox News commentator Stacey Dash filed paperwork on Monday to run for Congress in California's 44th district, representing Compton, Watts, and San Pedro.
Rep. Nanette Barragán (D) currently represents the district, which overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Dash, a Republican, tweeted earlier this month that "a number of people online and off have suggested I run for political office," and later told her followers, "Things are taking shape." On Monday afternoon, the Clueless star tweeted that she lives in the 44th district, and "for those mocking the district I live in ... open your minds. It's time for me to put up or shut up, and I want to serve great people."
Dash, 51, isn't the only conservative actor who came to fame in the '90s running for Congress in California — Melrose Place star Antonio Sabato Jr. announced last year he's running as a Republican in the 26th district.