Singer Joy Villa, a vocal President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE supporter, announced on Wednesday that she is launching an exploratory committee for a congressional bid in Florida.
“I am officially launching my exploratory committee into a congressional run for the state of Florida,” Villa said on “Fox & Friends.”
“I’m looking everywhere from Jacksonville all the way down to Miami,” she continued.
Villa had told “Fox & Friends” in October that she was considering a run for Congress.
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“I’m looking at Florida, I’m looking at California and I’m looking at New York, because these are all places I live and work and have grown up in,” she said at the time.
“I’d be running as an outsider, but definitely running as a Republican,” the songwriter added.
President Trump encouraged Villa in a tweet after her comments in October.
Good luck to @Joy_Villa on her decision to enter the wonderful world of politics. She has many fans!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2017
Villa gained national attention in February when she wore a “Make America Great Again” dress to the Grammy Awards.
Singer and songwriter Joy Villa makes a statement in a “Make America Great Again” dress #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/n4yr3n6o5j
— AFP Entertainment (@AFPceleb) February 12, 2017