Stacey Dash no longer runs for Congress.
The actress released a lengthy statement on Twitter on Friday announcing her decision to withdraw from the race for a seat for the 44th Congressional District of California. "I published this statement for my campaign, it's not easy," she said in the post.
"I started this run with the intention of addressing the pressing issues in the district where I live, and I hope and remain confident that I can help people living here at the national level," she wrote, adding its goal is "to improve the lives of people who have been forgotten by the Democratic Party for decades."
Dash quoted "the general bitterness surrounding our political process" as their reason for ending their election campaign , and stated that "participating in the rigors of the election campaign and exercising a chosen ministry would be detrimental to my family's health and well-being." She commented on the controversial nature of some of her political beliefs, adding that "the real controversy is how decades of government corruption and political disempowerment is a system with skyrocketing real estate prices, filthy needles on the streets, and long bus trips to other districts for jobs The Government Representatives representing the 44th District have somehow considered acceptable behavior. "
Dash concluded that she would" continue to talk about this and other issues facing that district. " The district, currently represented by a Democrat, is in South Los Angeles, including the cities of Carson, Compton, San Pedro and Wilmington.
The Clueless star the first submitted papers for a convention run in February. Dash and her representatives did not immediately respond to further comments.