Actress and former Fox News commentator Stacey Dash is throwing her hat in the political ring.
Dash filed paperwork today with the Federal Election Commission to run for Congress as a Republican, seeking the 44th Congressional District seat in California. It is currently held by Democrat Nanette Barragan.
Dash worked for Fox News until 2016, when her contract was not renewed following an on-air incident in which she cursed while describing Barack Obama.
Actress and conservative commentator Stacey Dash filed paperwork Monday to officially run for a congressional seat in California.
The “Clueless” star filed campaign documents with the Federal Election Commission under the slogan “Dash to DC” that show she will run as a Republican in California’s 44th Congressional District. Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.) currently represents the district.
The congressional district contains the cities of Compton, Watts, San Pedro and North Long Beach, and has been represented by a Democrat since the 2012 election.
The district overwhelmingly voted for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.
Dash earlier this month hinted that she was mulling a congressional campaign, and took to Twitter to seek feedback from her followers.
Dash, an outspoken conservative, worked as a contributor at Fox News for roughly three years, but her contract was not renewed in late 2016 after she cursed on air while commenting on former President Obama’s attitude toward fighting terror.
“I didn’t feel any passion from him,” she said during a segment. “I feel like he could give a shit, excuse me, he could care less.”