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Report: Top Democrats tried to convince Emmy-winning actress to run for office

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Washington Post reporter Ben Terris revealed on April 9, 2017, Emmy-winning Hollywood actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has said she’s been approached by “top Democrats” who wanted her to run for office. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

In lengthy article published by the Washington Post on Sunday, reporter Ben Terris revealed Emmy-winning Hollywood actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has said she’s been approached by “top Democrats” who wanted her to run for office.

According to Terris, “Louis-Dreyfus said she has been approached by top Democrats and asked to run for office. (Not in a million years, she said she told them.)”

Louis-Dreyfus didn’t tell Terris what the Democrats had in mind or who the “top Democrats” are.

Louis-Dreyfus stars in HBO’s hit comedy “Veep,” where she has for several seasons played a disgruntled, often ignored vice president that’s always stumbling her way through a sea of scandals and political escapades.

Louis-Dreyfus likely isn’t the first celebrity Democrats have approached about running for office. Many high-profile people with connections to the Democratic Party have been rumored to be interested in a 2020 White House run or for some other high-level political office.

According to the Financial Times, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook; Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team and reality-television star; and Bob Iger, the chief executive of Walt Disney, have all expressed interest in running for office since the start of 2017.

In an interview on “The David Rubenstein Show,” which aired in March 2017, Oprah Winfrey told host Rubenstein she has thought about since Donald Trump surprised the world in November 2016.

“I thought, ‘Oh, gee, I don’t have the experience,” Winfrey said. “I don’t know enough. And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh. Oh.’”

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