Compton Mayor Aja Brown to Run for Congress Against Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash is going to have some stiff competition in her run for Congress, because we’ve learned one of the most popular politicians in Southern California is about to throw her hat in the ring to oppose her.

We’ve learned Compton Mayor Aja Brown will announce on Thursday that she is running for Congress in the 44th District … which covers Compton, Watts, San Pedro and North Long Beach.

Our sources say Brown had no intention of running as late as a week ago — the day Dash announced she’s running for a seat in the House of Representatives. We’re told a number of members from the California Congressional delegation contacted Brown and urged her to run against Dash.

Recently, Brown hosted a screening of fellow Compton native Ava DuVernay’s new movie A Wrinkle in Time for children in the area.