Antonio Sabato Jr. to run for Congress in California

Antonio Sabato Jr. to run for Congress in California
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Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. is launching a bid for Congress in California, the Los Angeles Times first reported.

Sabato, who supported President Trump during his bid for the White House and spoke at the Republican National Convention last summer, will challenge Rep. Julia BrownleyJulia Andrews BrownleyHouse Dems urge Mulvaney to reject proposed rollback of transgender health protections Worst engineering failure in U.S. history made us safer GOP leaders prevent votes to ban federal spending at Trump businesses MORE (D-Calif.) for her seat in the 26th Congressional District. 

Charles Moran, who will raise money for Sabato’s campaign, confirmed the bid to the newspaper.

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“Being a Republican and with proximity to the White House and Republican leadership, he’s going to be able to get more done — being in the majority, with his notoriety, for the residents of the 26th [Congressional] District,” Moran told the Times. 

Sabato in November said he would like to serve in Trump’s administration in some sort of role related to physical fitness. He's best known for his role on "General Hospital." 

A Republican represented California’s 26th District from 2002 until Brownley won after redistricting during the 2012 election.