'Clueless' star turned Fox News regular Stacey Dash files to run for Congress in California

Stacey Dash, the “Clueless” actress turned Fox News commentator, has filed paperwork to run for U.S. Congress.

Dash filed documents with the Federal Election Commission on Monday, declaring her candidacy to represent the 44th district of California in the House of Representatives. The documents, available on the FEC website, also declare the creation of a new committee under the name “Dash to D.C.”

The southern California district, which spans a portion of Los Angeles County from South Gate down through Compton and north Long Beach, is currently represented by Democrat Nanette Barragán.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actress Stacey Dash arrives at the FOX, 20th Century FOX Television, FX Networks and National Geographic Channel's 2014 Emmy Award Nominee Celebration at Vibiana on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
CLUELESS - 'Secrets and Lies' - Airdate: February 14, 1997. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RACHEL BLANCHARD;STACEY DASH
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30: Actress Stacey Dash attends the premiere of Lionsgate Films' 'America' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
Actresses Elisa Donovan (front), Stacey Dash (left), and Rachel Blanchard of the TV comedy series 'Clueless' hang out on a bed, 1996. Dash and Blanchard gossip on a cell phone. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
Actress Stacey Dash performs a comedy bit about Black History Month at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actress Stacey Dash on set of the Warner Bros. movie ' Moving' in 1988. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Actress Stacey Dash arrives for the premiere of the film "American Sniper" in New York, December 15, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Stacey Dash and Rick Leventhal attend the Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on January 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actress and TV personality Stacey Dash visits the SiriusXM Studios on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: The winner of the costume contest (3rd R) poses with costume designer Clueless Mona May, director Amy Heckerling, actresses Stacey Dash, Alicia Silverstone, Elisa Donovan and director of the Los Angeles Film Festival Stephanie Allain at the Film Independent's Pre-Festival outdoor screening of 'Clueless' held at L.A. LIVE on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Stacey Dash speaks onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
THE MEREDITH VIEIRA SHOW -- Episode AB0161 -- Pictured: (l-r) Stacey Dash, Meredith Vieira -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: Actress Stacey Dash attends the 'American Sniper' New York Premiere at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
THE MEREDITH VIEIRA SHOW -- Episode AB097 -- Pictured: (l-r) Stacey Dash, Meredith Vieira -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Stacey Dash, Donald Faison and Zach Braff attend 'The Exes' - Season 4, which premieres November 5 at 10:30p ET/PT, at Wirtshaus LA on October 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for TV Land)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30: Actress Stacey Dash attends the premiere of 'America' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15:Stacey Dash and Producer J. W. Cortes attends 'American Sniper' New York Premiere - Outside Arrivals at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actress Stacey Dash arrives at the FOX, 20th Century FOX Television, FX Networks and National Geographic Channel's 2014 Emmy Award Nominee Celebration at Vibiana on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
MILLLION DOLLAR DECORATORS -- 'Andrew Martin International Designer of the Year Awards' -- Pictured: (l-r) Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, Stacey Dash, Voorhies, Lance Bass (Photo by Nicole Wilder/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 08: Actress Stacey Dash attends the Lupus LA Orange Ball on May 8, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Lupus LA)
Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash & Marlon Wayans (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Actress Stacey Dash attends the 2010 International Interior Designer Of The Year Awards Ceremony at Pacific Design Center on October 18, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/FilmMagic)
CLUELESS - Gallery - Shoot Date: July 26, 1996. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) STACEY DASH
Actress Stacey Dash arrives at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on March 7, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImage)
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Dash has been teasing a transition into politics on her Twitter account for a few weeks. On Feb. 9 she called on her followers to weigh in” “A number of people online and off have suggested I run for political office. I wanted to see what my online community thinks of this idea as I mull the possibilities. Thoughts?”

An outspoken conservative and Trump supporter, Dash served as a Fox News commentator beginning in 2014. She repeatedly made headlines with controversial opinions about topics ranging from the BET Awards to transgender rights.

She was briefly suspended from the network in 2015 after cursing on-air, saying that Barack Obama “doesn’t give a s—” about terrorism.

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