'Law & Order: SVU' star wins court case, gets on ballot in NY congressional district
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Actress Diane Neal from "Law & Order Special Victims Unit" will appear on the ballot as an independent candidate for a congressional district in New York after a court ruled in her favor. 

The state Board of Elections had rejected Neal's placement on the ballot, ruling against 1,800 of the 4,100 signatures she gained to get on the ballot, Syracuse.com reports.

The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division on ruled in Neal's favor, putting her on the November ballot.


Neal will run as an independent against Antonio Delgado (D) and incumbent Rep. John FasoJohn James FasoElection Countdown: O'Rourke brings in massive M haul | Deal on judges lets senators return to the trail | Hurricane puts Florida candidates in the spotlight | Adelson spending big to save GOP in midterms Limo crash victims included family, friends going to birthday party at brewery Dems announce third-quarter fundraising bonanza MORE (R), according to the news outlet. 

Neal announced her candidacy back in February.

Neal told The Daily Freeman she is "a little Libertarian," "a lot liberal" and "mostly progressive."

“I have this amazing ability to be able to take really complicated policy and break it down into edible sound bites, which is something most progressive liberals cannot do,” she told the paper.

Neal appeared as prosecutor Casey Novak in over 100 episodes of 'SVU' and has never held political office.