"I think this country allows you freedom of speech.Anybody should be allowed to say whatever they want. For the last seven-and-a-half years, I’ve seen this country led by a leader that’s made mistakes. But because I’m in the industry, you can’t talk about that. It’s just like Communism." A spokesperson for Sabato has not yet returned Too Fab's request for comment. According to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday, the former "General Hospital" and "Melrose Place" actor will run against Democrat Julia Brownley who represents the southern central coast and most of Ventura County.Sabato was one of the featured speakers on opening night of the Republican National Convention back in July where he gave a full-throated endorsement of Trump.A nice Jewish boy, of course—one like Antonio Sabato Jr., the Italian-born heartthrob best known for gracing a 90-foot Times Square billboard wearing only his Calvin Klein briefs and a sultry half-smile.Sabato, whose impeccable abs prompted the late New York Times critic Herbert Muschamp to invoke comparisons to Michelangelo’s David, comes by his Jewishness via his maternal grandmother, a Holocaust survivor who concealed her background in Communist postwar Czechoslovakia.“The family is thrilled about the new addition.” Antonio has two other children, son Jack, 16, whose mother is actress Virginia Madsen, and daughter, Mina, 7, whom he had with Kristin Rossetti.
nostalgia is so strong, your yearning to remember the days when the show didn't stink the place up so intense, your affection for Antonio Sabato Jr.'s bare torso so longstanding that you will watch even his cheesy, low-rent VH1 reality dating show fame-grab -- er, quest for love? Fortunately for the smarter of you out there who avoided it, we took one for the team and live-blogged this thing.Her heritage isn’t really a feature of “My Antonio,” which presents Yvonne instead as a stereotypical Italian mother—which, granted, is more or less the same thing as a stereotypical Jewish mother—but Sabato told Tablet that he hopes the show can turn his mother, a singer who gave up her career in Europe when her children were born, into a star.“My mother is an international woman,” said her 37-year-old son.When you’re in my business, you can’t talk about [conservative] politics," the actor told Variety in an interview after the convention. You’re attacked viciously in a way that I’ve never been attacked before." "I was never a politician. The media and the liberals act the way they act: They will back up the president until the end. I’ve had fantastic directors who have said officially to my agents and managers they will never hire me again. Watch Sabato Jr.'s full speech from the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland below. hasn't seen VH1's other reality dating series, but he says his show, "My Antonio," will be the classiest of them all."It's going to be different because of me," he told The News. "She's a very compelling person to hang around and I thought it would be interesting to see what these girls could possibly talk to my mom about.