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SNL Alum Files For County Seat In Tennessee, Is 'Disappointed' With GOP

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Jackson, now a resident of Thompson's Station, Tenn., is petitioning to become an independent candidate for one of two District 2 commission seats, according to the newspaper.

The "SNL" alum became a well known Tea Party activist, between appearances on Fox News and an original song she wrote called "There's a Communist Living in the White House." But she told The Tennessean that lately, she just hasn't been in sync with the GOP.

“But I just can’t do it anymore; they just don’t have the values of our founding fathers anymore,” she said. “I am sure there are a few Republicans who do. I want less federal government involvement, lower taxes, smaller government, more public involvement, a balanced budget and fiscal responsibility.”

In a recent interview with New York Magazine, "SNL" creator Lorne Michaels responded to a question about why he thinks the sketch comedy program produces so many conservatives. He had this to say about Jackson: "Well, let’s put Victoria in a separate category. When she arrived here, she was married to a fire-eater. Then she married an old boyfriend who was a cop. She was always deeply Christian."

If Jackson meets qualifying requirements, she'll be on the Aug. 7 ballot for the county's general election, according to The Tennessean.