Coleman on the Run

09/24/1998 at 12:00 AM EDT

Former child star Gary Coleman has thrown his hat into the political arena, announcing over the weekend that he intends to seek a California senate seat. The 4-ft.-8 ex-star of "Diff'rent Strokes," 32, told the Fox News Channel that he has yet to decide upon his party affiliation, but "I'm such a radical . . . I might have to run independent." He said he selected the Golden State over the Empire State to run because "New York is just too far" and he didn't wish to be compared to Hillary Rodham Clinton, "representing a state I don't know anything about." Besides having acting on his resumé, Coleman, who once filed for bankruptcy but now says he's financially stable, has worked as a security agent. He was in that post when he got into trouble a couple of years ago, when a female fan said he shoved her when she asked for an autograph.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters