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Antonio Sabato Jr. to Run for House Against Brownley

Former soap opera star’s rep cites ‘proximity to the White House’

Antonio Sabato Jr. delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention in July in Cleveland, Ohio. He said he was blacklisted in Hollywood for his political views.  (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images file photo)
Antonio Sabato Jr. delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention in July in Cleveland, Ohio. He said he was blacklisted in Hollywood for his political views.  (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images file photo)

Actor and vocal supporter of President Donald Trump Antonio Sabato Jr. announced Monday he will challenge California Democratic Rep. Julia Brownley.

Sabato spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention and has previously said that former President Barack Obama was a Muslim, very similar to the president’s earlier assertions about Obama’s birth certificate.

Charles Moran, who will serve as Sabato’s fundraiser, told the Los Angeles Times, “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.” 

Before emerging as a Trump supporter, Sabato is best known for starring in soap operas like “Melrose Place” and “General Hospital,” as a model for Calvin Klein underwear, and for reality TV shows. He said he was blacklisted from Hollywood because of his support of Trump.

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