Former Fox News contributor Stacy Dash has decided to run for a Los Angeles-area congressional seat, with Compton’s high-profile mayor now also challenging Democratic incumbent Rep. Nanette Barragan.
The odds of Dash winning the seat are slim at best.
She’s running as a Republican in a district that has only about 10 percent registered Republican voters.
Hillary Clinton won there in 2016 with nearly 85 percent of the vote.
But Dash’s entry into the race is at least causing some unnecessary attention for Democrats, considering Compton Mayor Aja Brown has also joined, which has resulted in a party primary challenge for the incumbent, Barragan., Fox News reports.
Several California Democratic sources say the party cannot divert time and resources to the race and remain focused on trying to win a handful GOP-held House seats throughout Orange County — a key part of the party’s grand plan to win roughly 26 seats to take control of the chamber.
And there’s the long-shot possibility that Barragan and Brown could split votes in the June primary, sending Dash to the November election to compete against the other top-place finisher.
Dash, 51, co-starred in the 1995 coming-of-age comedy “Clueless” before working as a Fox News on-air contributor until 2016. She voted for Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, then Republican Mitt Romney in 2012.
Dash’s mother is Mexican-American and her father is African-American.
I wonder who Dash voted for in 2016!
Check out this video from Fox News which was recorded prior to Trump’s election!