‘Melrose Place’ actor Antonio Sabato Jr. is running for Congress

Actor Antonio Sabato Jr., an actor best known "General Hospital" and "Melrose Place" and who rose to political prominence after he spoke at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last year, is running for Congress in California, according to the Republican operative who will act as his top fundraiser in the 2018 race.

Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. to run for Congress in California

Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. is running for Congress, challenging Rep. Julia Brownley, a Democrat who represents the southern central coast of California and most of Ventura County, according to documents filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission. Attempts to reach the Republican candidate were unsuccessful Monday, but GOP strategist Charles Moran, who will serve as Sabato's fundraiser, confirmed the run.