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'Boy Meets World' Star Ben Savage Has Filed To Run For Congress—And Here Come The Jokes

The actor, a Democrat, ran an unsuccessful campaign last year for West Hollywood City Council.

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Actor Ben Savage—best known for playing Cory Matthews on the hit '90s sitcom Boy Meets World—is considering a run as a Democratic candidate for California's 30th House District, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

The seat Savage is running for is currently held by Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, who is widely expected to run for the Senate seat held by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, though she has not yet said whether or not she'll seek reelection.

Savage's communications team neither confirmed nor denied the run, only saying Savage is "focused on his upcoming wedding" and "is still making decisions and always looking for opportunities to give back and serve the community."

The news Savage would make a bid for Congress quickly went viral and the jokes pretty much wrote themselves.

Savage is no stranger to politics, having once interned for the late Senator Arlen Spencer before Spencer left the Republican Party. Savage interned with Spencer as a requirement for completing his studies at Stanford University, where he graduated in 2004 with a degree in political science.

He also ran unsuccessfully to be on the West Hollywood City Council in the 2022 election, running a campaign focused on community safety, housing and homelessness.

When Savage ran for the city council, he said he was doing so "because there are serious challenges ahead and West Hollywood deserves sensible, honest and strong leadership to face them" and suggested West Hollywood residents "need new leaders with a fresh perspective who are ready to begin tackling these issues."

A spokesperson for Schiff did not comment on Savage's potential campaign for his seat in the 30th district, which encompasses West Hollywood, Burbank and parts of Pasadena.

Savage has continued acting since Boy Meets World, most recently playing kidnapper Nathaniel Kibby in a Lifetime television movie based on the kidnapping of Abby Hernanez.