Actress Eva Longoria has endorsed spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson, one of more than a dozen candidates looking to succeed retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., in the 33rd District.
“There is a problem in the political system right now. And I find that we have to approach solving this problem in a new way, in a conscious way, in a way that is going against the tide. I find Marianne has the tools, the capability, the intellect, the ideology that is going to push against the status quo,” Longoria said in a video endorsement released on Tuesday.
Williamson is running as an Independent in this district, which spans the Los Angeles coastline, making it home to some of Hollywood’s biggest names.
Other top-tier candidates include state Sen. Ted Lieu, former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel, both Democrats, and military veteran and Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity President Elan S. Carr.
The top-two vote recipients in the June 3 primary, regardless of party, will advance to the general election.
The former “Desperate Housewives” actress is no stranger to politics. Longoria served as a co-chair of President Barack Obama’s campaign in 2012.
California’s 33rd District is rated a Safe Democrat contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.