Actress Stacey Dash announced Friday on Twitter that she has ended her long-shot congressional bid in Southern California, but the reason behind her decision is even more troubling.
The former “Clueless” co-star cited the “bitterness” in today’s politics in expressing concern about the “well-being” of her family.
“After much prayer, introspection and discussion with my family, I am withdrawing my candidacy for California’s 44th congressional district,” she said in the statement. “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 well-being of my family.”
I have released this statement on my campaign. It’s not an easy one. pic.twitter.com/HvKuUad48F
— Stacey Dash (@staceydash) March 30, 2018
Dash was a long shot candidate at best, running as a Republican in a Democratic stronghold where there are only 10 percent of the registered voters are from her party, Fox News reported — Hillary Clinton won the district in 2016 with almost 85 percent of the vote.
The former Fox News contributor said she intends to remain politically active,
“My goal was, and remains, to improve the lives of people who have been forgotten for decades by the Democratic Party,” Dash said.
“I believe we live under a system of ‘Plantation Politics,’ which offers people on the lower end of the economic spectrum little more than symbolic gestures instead of true political empowerment and improvement,” she added.
And while there was plenty of ridicule over Dash’s decision, as characterized in the tweet below:
I don't why she tried to run in the first place! She just needs to stay in her lane and remain Clueless! https://t.co/6UDZZZgfUK
— Caressa (@PlusandPretty_1) March 31, 2018
…Dash had more support from social media users than she could have ever hoped to see.
Let me paraphrase…
"Its rigged and I'm not wasting my time and putting my family through this bullshit for a predetermined outcome.
She's right you know… https://t.co/P9wzutuHbV
— Brenden M Dilley (@TheRealHublife) March 30, 2018
I wish your decision had gone the other way. I know it's hard either way. Good luck and continue the fight as best you can. https://t.co/k8eMInqJN3
— 🇺🇸 Rene Hesez ❌ (@ReneHesez) March 31, 2018
I love this lady; my sentiments exactly . . . https://t.co/1VQ0bVcNLt
— ❌Montana Trumpette❌ (@NationalistEpps) March 31, 2018
Sorry to hear it had to devolve to that, there are so many people that are idiots out there. You still got love in Phoenix. Hope you continue your opinions and keeping people to their word https://t.co/hAhsexoUXa
— Ryan Nez (@rgnez80) March 31, 2018
Sad to see a prospective candidate with real values step aside. We need more like her in our elected offices. God bless her in her decision. https://t.co/BtJO9UQey6
— Kendall Harbison (@kaharbiso) March 31, 2018