He will likely face Democratic incumbent Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) of California. The recently announced candidate gained prominence last Summer after giving a speech extolling Trump’s candidacy at the Republican National Convention. While attending the RNC, Mr. Sabato claimed that President Obama was”absolutely” a Muslim, a statement that is demonstrably false and should not be used as an insult. Following his public support for Donald Trump, Mr. Sabato claimed to have been blacklisted by Hollywood. It is hard to verify the efficacy of Mr. Sabato’s claim since work seemed to spike for him in 2016 following a lull in 2015. During 2016, Mr. Sabato hosted the “World Famous Chippendales” exotic dancing troupe according to the New York Daily News. It is not clear how Mr. Sabato would parlay this specific experience into a career in Washington politics.