Actress Stacey Dash is running for Congress in California. Amid much recent speculation, Dash, the star of the 1995 comedy, “Clueless,” will be seeking a seat in Congress. The star of the 1995 comedy movie "Clueless," has made it official in a required election filing. Dash filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Monday saying she would be running as a Republican in the 44th District in California.

Dash seeking seat long held by Democrats

The district, currently held by Democrat Nanette Barragan, runs from just south of downtown Los Angeles to the Los Angeles harbor area.

It includes Compton, Carson, Watts, San Pedro and parts of Long Beach, an area long held by the Democrats. District voters, overwhelmingly, cast their ballots for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, with Clinton getting 83 percent of the vote.

Dash had been hinting at running

The 51-year-old Dash had been hinting recently, through a series of Twitter posts, that she might be running for the seat On Feb. 9 she posted that she was mulling the “possibilities.” Then, on Feb. 10 she posted that she had a number of calls to run for office and had formed a "Testing the Waters" Committee. Then again on Feb. 22 she posted “Things are taking shape.”

Dash waded into gun controversy

Dash has also recently waded into the gun controversy sparked by the recent Florida school shooting, posting a series of tweets on Twitter, including one that urged the media to stop “broadcasting the the shooter’s name.”

As an actress, Dash is best known for her role in "Clueless," which led to a spin-off television program and a series of books.

She has also appeared in other movies, including “Moving” and “View from The Top,” as well as television programs, including “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

Dash came to be known as a conservative voice when she put her support behind Mitt Romney when he was running for president in 2012. She was later hired by Fox News as a commentator, working as an on-air contributor until 2016.

She is also the author of the book, “There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless To Conservative,” a book where Dash says her “rough upbringing” in South Bronx impacted the rest of her life, including shaping her beliefs as a “proud conservative.”

As of Tuesday morning, despite the election filing with the FEC on Monday, Dash had made no official comment about her running, and various news organizations were reporting that she had not returned calls or emails seeking comment.