Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Photo: Brandy Norwood Promotes Majors & Minors at the 2011 Summer TCA Tour on July 19, 2011

Brandy Norwood will soon be able add "California congressional candidate" to her acting resume. According to TVLine, the actress/singer is slated to play Marissa Jackson-Lewis, a young politician running for congress in the Golden State, in Season 4 of 90210. "She's a cross between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama," spilled a show insider. "She's inspirational but with a drive to get the job done."

That's all well and good, but how will her multi-episode arc relate to the newly graduated West Bev crew? Her congressional opponent is Teddy's (Trevor Donovan) conservative uncle — bet he's a regular party in a suit — and Ms. Jackson-Lewis hires Silver (Jessica Stroup) to produce a video targeted at the youth vote. Yes, she can.

Get ready for Brandy to hit the campaign trail in October!

Source: TVLine