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Casey Novak Is Running for Congress

Diane Neal. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for RFK Human Right

Fans of Law & Order: SVU will be happy to know that hard-nosed ADA Casey Novak is running for Congress. Or, at least, the actress who played her is. Diane Neal, a registered Democrat and New York resident, announced on Tuesday that she is running for the 19th Congressional District seat as an independent. She will need 3,500 signatures to secure a spot on the November ballot.

As for her political views, Neal told The Daily Freeman, “I’m a little Libertarian, I’m a lot liberal, mostly progressive, but I have this amazing ability to be able to take really complicated policy and break it down into edible sound bites, which is something most progressive liberals cannot do.”

And she is clearly anti-Trump. In the same interview, Neal said that she has experience dealing with the president. She met him 15 years ago on The Apprentice, where she was a judge. At an after-party, she decided to investigate his famous hair. Per The Daily Freeman:

“After talking with him for a while, he stood in front of me [with his back turned], and I slipped a chopstick right in that thing because I wanted to see what it was made out of, how it was attached.

“I started getting a nice amount of loft,” she said. “I’m sure that someone has a tape of this somewhere … and I swear to God it was like I was about to see the singularity. It was like all time and space was ending. Then he walked away and he took the chopstick with him, and for the last 15 years, I’ve wondered, where did it fall out?”

Fifteen years later, Ivanka exposed the answer to why his hair … looks that way.

This Law & Order: SVU Star Is Running for Congress