Clueless star Stacey Dash drops out of California congressional race a month after she filed to run as a Republican

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Clueless actress Stacey Dash has announced she is withdrawing from California's congressional race on Friday.

The Hollywood starlet, 51, who became famous for her role as Dionne Davenport on the 1995 film, stepped into politics in February when she filed to run in California’s 44th district.

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The aspiring Congresswoman ran as a Republican for a seat held by Democrat Nanette Barragan.

On Friday she took to Twitter to announce she is withdrawing from the Congressional race noting her decision is 'not an easy one'.

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'After much prayer, introspection and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my candidacy for California’s 44th Congressional District,' she wrote.

'I started this run with the intention to address the pressing issues in the district where I live. I hoped, and remain hopeful, that I can assist people living here on the national level. My goal was, and remains, to improve the lives of people who have been forgotten for decades by the Democratic Party,' she added.

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'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,' she said.

The actress clarified that she was withdrawing from the position for the wellbeing of her family, although maintains that she will be a voice for the neglected communities she aspired to represent.


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