Actress Eva Longoria has endorsed independent candidate Marianne Williamson in the race to replace Rep. Henry Waxman (D) in California's 33rd District, Roll Call reports.
In an endorsement video, Longoria says, "There's a problem in the political system right now, and I find that we have to approach solving this problem in a new way ... and I find Marianne has the tools, the capability, the intellect, the ideology that is going to push against the status quo."
Longoria also mentioned Williamson as a "great mentor" in a recent interview with Parade magazine.
"She’s an amazing human being, a motivational speaker, and she’s running for Congress, actually [in California]," she said. Williamson has also written about a dozen books. She organized an event called "Sister Giant: Women, Non-Violence and Birthing a New American Politics" in 2012, for which Longoria recorded a video about her political views.
Longoria isn't Williamson's first celebrity endorsement. Supporter and musician Jason Mraz performed at a $500-a-head fundraiser for the candidate in February, Roll Call reported.
See the video of the endorsement above.