No, Mr. Sulu is not running for Congress.Star Trek actor and civil-rights advocate George Takei on Friday posted a link on social media to an article that said he planned to challenge Rep. Devin Nunes&nbsp;(R-Tulare), the head of the House Intelligence Committee who has&nbsp;been in the news recently due to his handling of the investigation of Russia&rsquo;s interference in the presidential election.Well, the cat&#39;s out of the bag it seems. Let&#39;s do this! #Takei2018 https://t.co/Wf7qvV1eXj&mdash; George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 1, 2017 Most media outlets, including The Times, were skeptical because of the timing &mdash;&nbsp;today is April Fool&rsquo;s Day.And on Saturday, Takei admitted that it was a gag, but he used the attention to promote the candidacy of Jon Ossoff, who is running for Congress in a special election in Georgia later this month.No, I&#39;m not running for Congress. Happy 4/1!But Jon Ossoff is on 4/18. Help him win at https://t.co/ctCcRiYcdL. Let&#39;s flip Congress in &#39;18 pic.twitter.com/41uj6l3yt7&mdash; George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 1, 2017 A political run by Takei would not have been entirely surprising &mdash; the state has a history of electing actors to office (think Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger). &nbsp;And Takei&nbsp;has run for elected office before. He&nbsp;unsuccessfully ran for Los Angeles City Council in 1973. He is also an outspoken Democrat who is a vocal&nbsp;critic of&nbsp;President Trump. The Los Angeles resident has also regularly spoken out about the Russia investigation that Nunes is overseeing.