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Diane Neal Running For Congressional Seat 2018

SVU's Diane Neal Is Running For Congress, and Olivia Benson Would Be Proud

This week, actress Diane Neal announced her plans to make an independent run for New York's 19th Congressional District seat. The 42-year-old is best known for her role as badass Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and we have to say: Olivia Benson would be proud. On Tuesday, Diane tweeted that she was throwing her hat in the ring and starting from the ground up.

As for her political beliefs? Diane told The Daily Freeman that it's a bit of a mix. "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," she said. She also added that serving the country is part of her DNA. "The majority of my family, most are active service at the moment," she told the publication. "Even my grandmother, who escaped the Holocaust, she came to New York, she joined the Navy. She was a badass; she was awesome."

Go get 'em, Casey — er, Diane!

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