ACTOR Randy Quaid announced on April 27, 2021 that he was “seriously considering” running for governor of California.
Quaid is best known for his role in the comedic National Lampoon series.
Has Randy Quaid been arrested?
Randy Quaid, 70, has previously been arrested alongside his wife Evi.
The pair turned up in Canada after missing a court date in California over felony vandalism charges.
They were accused of doing more than $5,000 worth of damage to a property they once owned in Santa Barbara.
They also claimed that they were fearing for their lives in the US and sought asylum protections under the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Quaid was denied residency in Canada and had been living there without official paperwork until his arrest in 2013.
Canada began a deportation process for Quaid and a week prior to his deportation date, they were detained by US Customs officials in Vermont in 2015 after they were spotted entering the state.
On October 15, 2015, Evi and Quaid were released from jail and were allowed to remain in Vermont without facing charges.
However, in California, they remain fugitives of the state and still have an arrest warrant out, officials say.
What did Randy Quaid say about running for governor?
Quaid addressed his followers on Twitter and suggested he had hopes of running for California governor.
He tweeted: “The prosecutorial corruption in California (esp Santa Barbara & the Bell scandal) is rampant; and i promise that if elected I will clean up the District Attorney Offices throughout the state. #RandyQuaid4CAGOV.”
Quaid has yet to launch an official campaign and it is unclear what political party he is affiliated with.
The actor has been a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump in the past.
Quaid’s tweets come just days after Caitlyn Jenner announced she was running for governor of California.
Jenner announced her candidacy and launched her campaign website on April 23, 2021
After she announced her bid, Quaid tweeted at Jenner, “Go!’ with an American flag emoji.
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