Antonio Sabato Jr. Running for Congress in California

Antonio Sabato Jr. is running for Congress in California.

According to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday, the 45-year-old actor is challenging Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), the Los Angeles Times reports.

The L.A. resident will go against Brownley — who represents the southern central coast and most of Ventura County — in the 2018 election, according to the LA Times.

CNN reports that the actor was inspired to run for office throughout President Donald Trump‘s election cycle.

“Brownley is a very junior member in the minority party,” Charles Moran, who is Sabato Jr.’s top fundraiser, told CNN. “Contrast that against … Antonio Sabato Jr. … you have somebody who is a member of the majority party who has good relations with the Trump administration.”

“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,” Moran told the LA Times.

Throughout the 2016 election, the former Calvin Klein model voiced his support for President Trump and took the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, last July.

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