Actor Ned Vaughn has resigned as executive vice president of SAG-AFTRA, the powerful entertainment industry union, to run for assemblyman in California as a Republican.
"Clueless" star and outspoken Republican Stacey Dash tweeted her support for the fellow actor.
"Congratulations! You have my full support. Hooray for Hollywood follow @NedVaughn," she tweeted Wednesday afternoon.
"Thanks! Hooray for Hollywood, indeed. California must keep and *grow* its signature industries. CA needs good #jobs," Mr. Vaughn replied.
The actor has played roles in "The Hunt for Red October," "Apollo 13" and dozens of hit television shows. He told the Hollywood Reporter that President Reagan is part of his inspiration for getting involved in politics.
"President Reagan certainly cited the positive impact of leading the Screen Actors Guild for influencing his ability to govern beyond SAG," Mr. Vaughn said.
"I haven't allowed myself to feel intimidated by the political climate in Hollywood, but it's easy to understand why others do," he added. "When your livelihood can be affected by talking openly about your political beliefs, that's reprehensible — and it absolutely goes on here. It should never happen in this country, in either direction. But in Hollywood today, the scales tip in one direction, and that's against conservatives."
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