Actor, Trump Supporter Antonio Sabato, Jr. to Run For Congress in California
The Washington Post reports that Antonio Sabato Jr., who came out strongly in favor of Trump during the campaign, will run as a Republican in California’s 26th Congressional District, taking on incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley.
Now the seat is held by Julia Brownley (D), 64, a former state assembly member. Both Sabato and Brownley are residents of Westlake Village in the district.
Last summer, Sabato, a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, spoke on his behalf at the Republican National Convention.
Sabato Jr. filed documents with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.
“Republicans consistently won the district from 2002 to 2012, the first election after redistricting changed the borders and population of the district”, the LA Times noted.
“Charles Moran, who will raise money for Sabota’s campaign, confirmed the bid to the newspaper”.
“I had some projects lined up and basically they pulled those projects out because of my affiliation with the Republican Party”, he explained to Fox & Friends. However, Sabato’s political reputation got off to a rocky start when he told ABC News in July 2016 that he “absolutely” believes that then-President Barack Obama was a Muslim.
We can’t help but wonder if Sabato, one of the few actors who appeared on stage at Donald Trump’s convention in 2016, will have a similar political belief system as Mr. Trump?
Do you think that Antonio Sabato Jr.is a viable candidate for public office, in this case the U.S. House of Representatives?