Angela Stanton-King, the author and former felon whom Donald Trump just pardoned, is running for a U.S. Congressional seat against Rep. John Lewis.
Angela was at the Georgia Capitol Building Friday morning to register as a Republican candidate for the state’s 5th Congressional District.
Angela has a tough battle ahead entering the race with just 8 months to go, but she’s taking on Rep John Lewis, the Civil Rights leader who has held that office since 1987. The district includes most of metropolitan Atlanta and is nearly 60 percent black.
Just last week Angela was among a group of African-American leaders who met with Donald Trump and prayed with him in the Cabinet Room.
Angela also served time for felony embezzlement, theft and fraud was also pardoned by Donald last month.
Angela is the founder of the American King Foundation, a nonprofit working on criminal justice, and she also serves as the community outreach coordinator for The Alive Center. She appeared in the Bet Network docuseries “From the Bottom Up” but is perhaps best known for her 2012 book, “Life Of A Real Housewife.”
In the book originally published under the name Angela Stanton as “Lies of a Real Housewife” Angela wrote that she and former Real Housewives Of Atlanta, star Phaedra Parks and Parks’ former husband, Apollo Nida, were involved in various criminal enterprises, including forgery and a complicated “federal racketeering scheme” aimed at stealing luxury cars. Parks filed a $30 million lawsuit against Angela.
The case was dismissed in 2016.