Soap Star Antonio Sabato to Run for Office

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Soap opera star Antonio Sabato, Jr has announced his intention to run as the Republican candidate, Variety reports.

Antonio will be running in California’s 26th district, which is Democrat +12. Italian-born Sabato, one of the few celebrities to attend president Trump’s inauguration, spoke at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and has a history of being politically vocal. Sabato is known to be passionate about the opioid crisis, immigration reform, and veterans affairs.