Former Melrose situation Star Antonio Sabato Jr. Is Running for Congress in California – eonline
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Former soap star and Melrose situation actor Antonio Sabato Jr. may be known for taking off his shirt on steamy television shows, but the actor is taking on a very different kind of role—a real-life political candidate. The 45-year-ancient actor, who spoke at the Republican National conference final year, is running for congress in California.
Earlier nowadays, the Los Angeles Times first reported that Sabato filed documents with the Federal Election Commission. Subsequently, Sabato’s top fund raiser, Charles Moran, told CNN that the actor decided to sprint for office after being inspired by Donald Trump‘s 2016 campaign.
Moran added that Sabato plans to employ his Trump connection to set himself apart from the other Republicans in the district. The office is currently occupied by a Democrat, Rep. Julia Brownley.
“Brownley is a very junior member in the minority party,” Moran said. “Contrast that against…Antonio Sabato Jr….you hold somebody who is a member of the majority party who has wonderful relations with the Trump administration.”
Brownley has been the representative for the 26th congressional district since 2013. Prior to holding that office, she was a member of the California State Assembly.
While this may be a strange career for Sabato, he isn’t the only celebrity who has made the paddle from the screen to a life in politics…
Before he became known as Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, the Democratic leader was a writer and actor on NBC’s Saturday Night Live for nearly two decades. Arnold Schwarzenegger went from body builder to film star and then on to Governor of California. Before Ronald Reagan was commander-in-chief of the US of A, he was was an actor in films from the ’30s to the ’60s. American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken ran for Congress as a Democrat in North Carolina’s moment congressional district in 2014 and lost. And of course, the previously mentioned Donald Trump was a businessman-turned-reality star who became the 45th President of the United States.