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February 11, 2016

Eva Longoria Endorses House Candidate in Los Angeles (Video)

Longoria is getting involved in a House race in California. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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.

  • LA Times Assistant

    Are you kidding me? Trying to win through Hollywood? What happened to old fashioned grass roots operation? The people will not vote for her!

    Marianne is a spiritual teacher. Is she going to do yoga in a middle of congressional session when shes under pressure????

    We need someone tough!!!!!!!!!!!

  • migtex1234

    Hollywood types should stay out of politics. Too emotional – zero reasoning

  • Interrupting ReplyBot 2012.1

    Before I vote, I must know Paris Hilton’s endorsement or Tony Shaloub’s

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