AceShowbiz - Stacey Dash is no longer running for Congress. The 51-year-old actress announced on Friday, March 30 that she withdrew from the California congressional race, one month after she officially filed paperwork to run for Congress in the state's 44th District.
She said in a lengthy statement posted on Twitter, "After much prayer, introspection and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my candidacy for California's 44th Congressional District." She added, "I hoped, and remain hopeful, that I can assist people living here on the national level. My goal was, and remains, to improve the lives of people who have been forgotten for decades by the Democratic Party."
As for the reasons of her withdrawal, she explained, "At this point, 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 wellbeing of my family. I would never want to betray the personal and spiritual principles I believe in most: that my God and my family come first."
Admitting that many people dubbed her political leanings as "controversial," she added, "The real controversy is how decades of government corruption and political disempowerment have created a system where skyrocketing home prices, dirty needles in the streets, and long bus trips to other districts for jobs are somehow considered acceptable by the government officials representing the 44th District."
I have released this statement on my campaign. It’s not an easy one. pic.twitter.com/HvKuUad48F— Stacey Dash (@REALStaceyDash) March 30, 2018
Stacey Dash filed paperwork to run in California's 44th distric on February 26. An outspoken Republican and Donald Trump's supporter, she has been hated by many African-Americans for her controversial comment about the #OscarsSoWhite boycott in 2016 for calling it "ludicrous" and saying there was no need for Black History Month.