National Republican committee endorses soap opera star running for congress


Kimberlin Brown Pelzer – a soap star turned political candidate for the Coachella Valley’s congressional seat who, in addition to running in the district for the first time, will also be voting in the district for the first time – got the endorsement of the National Republican Congressional Committee on Monday, reports the Desert Sun. The committee called Pelzer one of their “Young Guns On the Radar,” a group of first-time candidates they believe have “star power.”

The endorsement pushes Brown Pelzer forward as a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives 36th district in California as it snubs Dan Ball, another Republican candidate vying for the same seat – now held by Democrat Raul Ruiz – that covers a large area of eastern Riverside County. The district includes Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Coachella and Cathedral City.

“House Democrats have tried to obstruct our agenda at every turn and our Republican challengers are ready to hold them accountable,” said NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers in a statement released Monday. The NRCC has reported that the district is one of its top California seats to flip in the upcoming election.

Brown Pelzer is taking on incumbent Democrat Raul Ruiz along with a trio of other Republicans – including another person who used to be on TV, Dan Ball, who spent Sunday night venting about straws,

I’m sorry but what in the holy hell is going on in Sacramento? Our State has so many serious issues to deal with and…

Posted by Dan Ball on Sunday, January 28, 2018

The campaign for Brown Pelzer raised $175,000 in the fourth quarter, according to her website, which seems good – if not for the fact that Ruiz’s campaign had about ten times that on hand as of last September.

Not to mention, these things always seem to just come down to who has the worst car.