Democrat Park Overall hopes to unseat Republican incumbent Bob Corker in Tennessee
"Empty Nest" sitcom star Park Overall is adding her name to the list of actors-turned-politicians with a run for a Senate seat in Tennessee.
"I have officially filed (papers) to run against Bob Corker for the U.S. Senate," Overall told The Greenville Sun on Thursday. "Somebody had to do it and if nobody else will do it, I will do it."
Let's hope that's not her campaign slogan.
Tennessee native Overall, 55, is best known as sassy nurse Laverne on the 1988-1995 NBC sitcom "Empty Nest," a spin-off of "The Golden Girls." She also had recurring roles on "Reba" and "The Critic," and starred in Lifetime movies "Fifteen and Pregnant" and "The Price of a Broken heart," about a wife who sues her husband's mistress.
Watch Overall share her political philosophies during a speech at the Jackson Day dinner, a gathering of Tennessee Democrats, last Saturday: