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Exclusive: Omarosa Manigault “I’m Running For LA School Board Because I Can Connect”

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If you hadn’t heard, Omarosa Manigault is running for the Los Angeles School Board and she is hitting the streets hard to campaign.

The reality star, most known for her appearance on Donald Trump’s The Apprentice, attended BET’s Annual Celebration of Gospel over the weekend to  support the event, but also to … Get some votes.

“The election is June 3rd, I’m running against nine other people and I need you all to vote for me,” Omarosa told HipHollywood while on the red carpet. “It’s a special election. Unfortunately, the woman that was in the seat, the only African American member of the board, had a heart attack and passed away in December. Members of the community, my congregation said ‘why don’t you step up and go for the seat?’ So I did,” she told us.

The 40-year-old, Ohio native who was engaged to the late Michael Clarke Duncan before his passing, does not have any kids. But according to the star, she can relate to the children she is fighting for.

“I connect because I was those kids. I grew up in the projects of Youngstown, Ohio, I went through public schools. I know the effect that fear, crime and poverty can have on young people. That’s why I’m fighting so hard for the children in district 1 of the Los Angeles School Board.”

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