Democrats have no back bench at all. After getting clobbered in the last presidential election and the two mid-term elections before that, they’ve been decimated.
Of course, they have plenty of fans in liberal Hollywood and apparently they are going there to seek candidates now. According to recent reports, the Democrats asked Julia Louis-Dreyfus (best known as Elaine on Seinfeld) to run for office.
The New York Daily News has the story:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was asked to run for office by ‘top Democrats’
Julia Louis-Dreyfus had a chance to become a real-life Selina Meyer.
The “Veep” star was approached by “top Democrats” to run for office, Louis-Dreyfus told the Washington Post.
Although a celebrity in Washington wouldn’t seem out of place anymore, Louis-Dreyfus had no interest in leaving Hollywood.
“Not in a million years,” she told the Post.
The 56-year-old actress, who endorsed Hillary Clinton in the election, spoke out against President Trump at the SAG Awards in January, just days after his travel ban.
“I want you all to know that I am the daughter of an immigrant. My father fled religious persecution in Nazi-occupied France,” she said on stage while accepting the award for best female performance in a comedy series.
No wonder Democrats wanted her to run.
She sounds like she’d be a perfect fit for them.