Stacey Dash abruptly ends congressional bid and the reason is troubling

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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.”

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:

…Dash had more support from social media users than she could have ever hoped to see.

https://twitter.com/TheRealHublife/status/979825205378887685

https://twitter.com/PatsyEpps/status/980117091305967616

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