Actor and onetime underwear model Antonio Sabato Jr., whose memorable roles have included those on soap operas “General Hospital” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” (oh, and who could forget his performance as “Donald Trump supporter No. 1″ at the Republican convention last year?) is running for Congress.
According to filings with the Federal Election Commission, the cleft-chinned conservative is seeking to unseat Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Calif.).
Sabato was one of the few celebrities to endorse Trump, and in an interview following his convention speech called then-President Barack Obama a Muslim who was “with the bad guys.” Which might have landed the surrogate of a more, um, traditional campaign in trouble, but then again …
In an interview with the L.A. Times, which first reported the actor’s congressional run, Republican strategist and Sabato’s fundraiser Charles Moran touted the actor-turned-candidate’s ties to the president. “Being a Republican and with proximity to the White House and Republican leadership, he’s going to be able to get more done,” Moran said.