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Clueless star Stacey Dash running for Congress in California

By newadmin / Published on Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018 02:48 AM / No Comments / 13 views

Actress Stacey Dash is running for Congress in America.

The 51-year-old Clueless star – who played Dionne Davenport in both the 1995 film and its television spin-off – has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run in California’s 44th district.

The documents show that the campaign committee is called “Dash to DC”. The actress has set up a website with the same name.

Earlier this month Stacey, a Republican, told her fans on social media she was thinking about a move into the political arena.

She wrote: “In response to numerous calls for me to run for office, I am considering a run for Congress.

“Would love to know what my fans and friends think.”

Stacey also tweeted about her plans and the message had a “Dash to DC” badge on it.

She later hinted to her 565,000 followers on the social networking site that she had news.

The actress teased on February 22: “Things are taking shape.”

The following day she posted the word “soon”.

On Monday she said: “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.”

Stacey previously caused controversy when she said Black History Month should be scrapped.

Chrissy Teigen at the 88th Oscars
This was Chrissy’s reaction to Stacey’s awkward Oscars moment

Stacey explained: “If it were the other way around, we’d be up in arms. It’s a double standard. There shouldn’t be a black history month. We’re Americans, period.”

Oscars host Chris Rock brought Stacey, who is also a former Fox News correspondent, out on stage in 2016 and joked that she was the Academy’s new director of its “minority outreach programme”.

Coming on stage, Stacey then said: “I cannot wait to help my people out. Happy Black History Month, thank you.”

Rather than garnering a few laughs, the joke fell completely flat.

But no one reacted better than Chrissy Teigen, who pulled one of her famous faces as she squirmed in her seat.

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