'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 FasoThe 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority GOP House super PAC targets two freshman Dems with new ads Tax law failed to save GOP majority 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.