Former 'General Hospital' Star Antonio Sabato Jr. Advances in California House Race (CA-26)

Former General Hospital and Bold and the Beautiful actor Antonio Sabato Jr. has clinched second place in the race for a congressional seat to represent most of Ventura County. The top two vote-getters face off in November, regardless of party.

Sabato, a vocal supporter of President Trump who spoke at the 2016 GOP national convention, was leading fellow Republican Jeffrey Burum by more than 2,000 votes Wednesday morning when the Associated Press called the California District 26 race.

Sabato, who appeared on the ballot simply as Antonio Sabato, will face incumbent Democrat Julia Brownley, who had more than double Sabato's vote tally in the primary as of Wednesday morning.

Earlier this year, Burum, a retired Air Force major, had called on Sabato to end his campaign, saying movies where Sabato simulated sex with a man and appeared nude were “pornography” that made him unfit to represent the GOP in Congress.

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