'Clueless' Actress Stacey Dash Running for Congress

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Stacey Dash

The former Fox News contributor is running as a Republican in California's 44th Congressional district.

Stacey Dash is running for Congress as a Republican in California's 44th Congressional District, according to paperwork filed on Monday with the Federal Election Commission. Her campaign committee is called "Dash to DC."

The actress (Clueless) is a prominent conservative and served for a time as a contributor on Fox News.

Dash commented on her candidacy on Twitter on Monday afternoon: "Formal statements coming. For those mocking for the district I live in...open your minds. It’s time to for me to put up or shut up and I want to serve great people. I live in the 44th unlike some who don’t live in their districts. Thank you to those who offered their support."

The Southern California district Dash is competing for is represented by Democrat Nanette Barragan, who was first elected in 2016. So far, one Democrat and two Independents have declared their candidacy for the seat.

Last week, former MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan declared his run for a seat in the House of Representatives.