She ran as a Republican in California's 44th District.
Fox News actress and former commentator Stacey Dash will retire from her congressional retreat just one month after submitting the necessary candidacy papers for Republican status in California's 44th district.
While Dash did not respond to a request for comment, insiders told The Hollywood Reporter on Friday that her decision was based in part on the fear she had for the safety of her family
"There was too many threats against her and her family, it was overwhelming "
Dash, perhaps best known for her role as Dionne in the 1
Dash, a black and Hispanic woman, also criticized the BET Awards and Black History Month, opinions that led to a performance at the 2016 Oscars, where Chris Rock jokingly introduced her as the "new director" of the "minority outreach Program "of the academy in front of a confused audience.
In a lengthy statement on Cosmopolitan Dash concedes that she wants to pull out of the race and said, "The goal was and is to improve the lives of people who have been forgotten by the Democratic Party for decades are. She added that she often referred to her political positions as controversial, but the real controversy is how decades of government corruption and political disempowerment have created a system in which skyrocketing housing prices, filthy needles on the streets, and long bus trips to others Districts for jobs are somehow acceptable. "
Dash had been one of three Conservatives in Hollywood who had decided to run for office as a Republican in California. Former soap opera Antonio Sabato Jr. is running for Congress in the state's 26th district and film producer Frank DeMartini is running for the seat of Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters in the 43rd district in California.