Stacey Dash Withdraws From Congressional Race
Stacey Dash’s political career has come to an end – at least for now. The “Clueless” actress and former political commentator withdrew her congressional bid. She explained in a statement,
After much prayer, introspection and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my candidacy for California’s 44th Congressional District. I started this run with the intention to address the pressing issues in the district where I live. I hoped, and remain hopeful, that I can assist people living here on the national level. My goal was, and remains, to improve the lives of people who have been forgotten for decades by the Democratic Party.
However, Dash added,
At this point, I believe that the overall bitterness surrounding our political process, participating in the rigors of campaigning, and holding elected office would be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of my family. I would never want to betray the personal and spiritual principles I believe in most: that my God and my family come first.
See her full statement below.
I have released this statement on my campaign. It’s not an easy one. pic.twitter.com/HvKuUad48F
— Stacey Dash (@REALStaceyDash) March 30, 2018
Last month, she filed paperwork to run in California’s 44th district, which is currently represented by Democrat Nanette Barragán. The district includes Compton, Watts, San Pedro and North Long Beach, and had long been represented by a Democrat.
Are you surprised that Stacey pulled out?