George Takei Announces He's Running For Congress Against Devin Nunes


I want to be a champion for all people, but especially those whose voices are not heard often in the halls of Congress.

I'm sure most of us would love to see Takei take on Nunes, but is the big announcement real?

The man added that he is specifically targeting California's 22nd District so he can take on Republican Devin Nunes!

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Although a lot of us were excited about Takei's intention to challenge California congressman Devin Nunes - the head of the House Intelligence Committee - for his seat in 2018, it turns out the announcement was only an April Fool's Day joke.

"With what is going on now in the country, I couldn't stand by any longer merely as a citizen".

"Well, the cat's out of the bag it seems".

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Takei, who has more than 10 million followers on social media, has always been an outspoken LGBTQ and political activist. "Let's do this! #Takei2018", the actor wrote, along with a link to a Daily Buzz article announcing his run.

The article quotes Takei as saying: "People are exhausted of his a**-kissing of Trump". Now, although I definitely think it's great that Takei is using his platform to bring awareness to Ossoff's campaign, I can't help but feel a little disappointed. I think I can.

Later, Takei admitted the story was a "gotcha", tweeting, "No, I'm not running for Congress".

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Of course, the timing of Takei's announcement is a bit suspect considering today is April Fools' Day, when it's nearly impossible to take anyone too seriously. "Happy 4/1!" The politically savvy actor used the Twitter buzz to plug a favored candidate who really is running for Congress.