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December 22, 2014

Lorenzo Lamas Mulls Run for Waxman’s Seat

In Heard on the Hill’s ongoing quest to bait as many celebrities as possible into running for the newly opened west Lost Angeles seat in Congress, we got a joking “maybe” from “Falcon Crest”/”Grease” star Lorenzo Lamas:

 

 

For context, Democratic Rep. Henry A. Waxman announced last week he is retiring from his west Los Angeles-based district. California’s 33rd is unique in that it covers Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, parts of West Hollywood and a whole handful of other movie star enclaves.

This is the first time since 1974 that the region will see  an open-seat race, and so we spent part of Monday afternoon trolling various movies stars on Twitter to see if they are mulling a run.

This race has the potential to be the greatest House race in the history of the United States, and we don’t want to leave any stone unturned. (For serious coverage of the race, check out our At the Races blog.)

Heard on the Hill previously broke the story that fitness guru Richard Simmons would not run for the seat.

To Kirstie Alley, LeVar Burton, Courteney Cox, Geena Davis, Danny DeVito, Kathy GriffinRob LoweRyan O’Neal and Betty White: we’re still waiting to hear back from you.

Till then, we’ll be dreaming of California stars …


The California filing deadline is March 7.

Disclosure: The author of this post once worked with Lorenzo Lamas when she was an intern at “The Bold and The Beautiful,” and he played Hector Ramirez, a Los Angeles-based firefighter. A picture of him hangs on her Mimi’s fridge. 

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