Well…that fizzled fast!
Stacey Dash announced on Friday that she has decided to rescind her decision to run for Congress this year.
The actress and former Fox News commentator filed paperwork last month to run in California’s 44th district. She planned to run as a republican in a district currently represented by Democrat Nanette Barragán, and an area that covers Compton, Watts, San Pedro and North Long Beach.
“After much prayer, introspection and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my candidacy for California’s 44th Congressional District,” Dash said in a statement that she tweeted.
She added: “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.”
Dash would have also had to run against Compton mayor Aja Brown, who became the youngest-ever mayor of Compton in 2013. Brown also announced in March her intention to run for the 44th congressional district.