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Eva Longoria Endorses House Candidate in Los Angeles (Video)

Longoria is getting involved in a House race in California. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Actress Eva Longoria has endorsed spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson, one of more than a dozen candidates looking to succeed retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., in the 33rd District.  

"There is a problem in the political system right now. And I find that we have to approach solving this problem in a new way, in a conscious way, in a way that is going against the tide. I find Marianne has the tools, the capability, the intellect, the ideology that is going to push against the status quo," Longoria said in a video endorsement released on Tuesday.  

http://youtu.be/7GyOOISwbMA  

Williamson is running as an Independent in this district, which spans the Los Angeles coastline, making it home to some of Hollywood's biggest names.  

Other top-tier candidates include state Sen. Ted Lieu, former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel, both Democrats, and military veteran and Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity President Elan S. Carr.  

The top-two vote recipients in the June 3 primary, regardless of party, will advance to the general election.  

The former "Desperate Housewives" actress is no stranger to politics. Longoria served as a co-chair of President Barack Obama's campaign in 2012.  

California's 33rd District is rated a Safe Democrat contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.