Actor/model Antonio Sabato Jr. is running Congress. Who and why?

I’m not sure what to make of an announcement for a House seat that shows up prominently in Variety, People Magazine, and US Weekly. Oh, wait. Must be another celebrity who thinks getting elected is about good ratings. Well, it worked once.

Here it is: Actor, model, and reality TV star Antonio Sabato Jr. is running for Congress as a Republican. He will be challenging Rep. Julia Brownley (D) in the CA-26th.

According to CNN “the actor was inspired to run for office throughout President Donald Trump‘s election cycle.” Sure he was.

You gotta love why his campaign thinks he’d be a great representative.

“Brownley is a very junior member in the minority party,” Charles Moran, who is Sabato Jr.’s top fundraiser, told CNN. “Contrast that against … Antonio Sabato Jr. … you have somebody who is a member of the majority party who has good relations with the Trump administration.”

“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 LA Times.

And as a former Calvin Klein model he probably looks great in jeans, which will be just as useful an asset as the access to Trump he won’t have.

But these Tweets by Sabato make me think he might just be ready.

“Never underestimate the power of the will , always follow your heart work hard and never listen to the negatives , always stay #positive,”  and, “Whatever you decide to do in life , Do It with passion & conviction 2 be continued.”

I’m thinking Brownley is not worried. But seriously folks, Cook, Rothenberg, and others call the seat a safe D, so…

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