News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Feb. 27, 2018: Stacey Dash, the actress and conservative commentator whose roots stretch to Barbados, has filed to run for Congress in California.
The Bronx, NY-born “Clueless” star reportedly filed campaign documents with the Federal Election Commission under the slogan “Dash to DC,” which shows that she will run as a Republican in California’s 44th Congressional District.
The district is currently represented by Democrat Rep. Nanette Barragán since 2012 and includes the cities of Compton, Watts, San Pedro and North Long Beach.
Dash, 51, was born to a Barbadian father and a Mexican and Native American mother. She is 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 Barack Obama’s attitude towards fighting terror.
Dash’s FEC filing includes a link to a website with what appears to be a new logo for the campaign. Another FEC form has an electronic signature from Dash declaring her candidacy.
It would be an uphill battle for the Republican Dash, since the District is largely Democratic. Hillary Clinton won the district in the 2016 election with 83 percent. It is majority Hispanic area with 69.4 percent of the population being of Latino descent while Blacks make up 15.12 percent and Whites make up 7.9 percent, according the U.S. Census.
Dash has been married three times. She has two children. Her brother Darien is the founder of DME Interactive, the first publicly traded African American-led Internet company and her first cousin is Damon Dash, the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records.