She was seeking the seat in the House of Representatives in California’s 44th Congressional District.
The "Clueless" star wrote on her website, "At this point, I believe that the overall bitterness surrounding our political process, participating in the rigors of campaigning, and holding elected office would be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of my family. I would never want to betray the personal and spiritual principles I believe in most: that my God and my family come first."
She added, "My political positions have often been labeled as controversial, but the real controversy is how decades of government corruption and political disempowerment have created a system where skyrocketing home prices, dirty needles in the streets, and long bus trips to other districts for jobs are somehow considered acceptable by the government officials representing the 44th District."
Dash ended her announcement by saying, "The people living here deserve better. I will continue to speak out about these and other problems facing this district, as well as the distractions that take the place of real change. I am grateful for the prayers, love, and support I have received. Deciding to withdraw my candidacy was a difficult choice, but I have to go where I feel God is leading me."