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    CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Alec Baldwin interested in congressional run « - Blogs from CNN.com

    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Emmy Award winner Alec Baldwin is eyeing a post-acting career that could take him off a Hollywood soundstage into the halls of Congress.
    Baldwin, who currently stars in the NBC comedy "30 Rock," told Playboy magazine that he is seriously considering running for Congress. But he acknowledged his opponents would have plenty of fodder to use against him.
    "I'll put it this way," he told the magazine. "The desire is there; that's one component. The other component is opportunity."
    A native New Yorker, Baldwin said he has been approached by an unnamed Democratic law firm who wanted him to run for governor of Ohio, and he has also considered moving to New Jersey or Connecticut to run for office. "I'd love to run against Joe Lieberman," Baldwin said of the Independent Democratic senator who is no favorite of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party. But Baldwin dismissed the idea, saying "It's all fantasy."

    In the interview, he emphasized his New York roots, and noted the unpredictable nature of politics, citing Gov. Eliot Spitzer and Sen. Hillary Clinton's resignations.
    He also asked hypothetical questions about the future of Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Rep. Tim Bishop.
    "How much longer will Chuck Schumer stay as senator? After 2013 Bloomberg will be gone. What happens then? Do I run for Congress on Long Island? What's Tim Bishop going to do? He represents my district. People get sick, die. They're offered lucrative deals and want to cash in and make money for their retirement. People misstep," he said. "Unfortunately, an opportunity for me may mean bad things for someone else. I don't wish that."
    Asked if he had ever turned down a sketch on Saturday Night Live, because it was too outrageous, Baldwin responded, "Probably a few. It's hard to remember. I'm often asked if I think about going into politics. If I do, these guys will have a field day. I've given them so much crap to use against me… If I run for political office, they'll have a forest of material to kill me with."

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    i love alec baldwin. jack donaghy is possibly my favourite tv character ever.
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    ^^Alec Baldwin is the funniest thing about 30 Rock.

    Hell, if comedian Al Franken can become a senator and B-movie actor Ronald Reagan can become president then Alec should go for it. He's always been politically active. Plus, I can already hear him calling other members of Congress 'selfish pigs.'

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    well now that there is a shocker - phfft

    I can't wait to hear his phone calls - he's got such good phone skills

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    Soooo.....he'd run in NY State??

    Hell, bring it.

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    i'd totally vote for him if i lived in the sates.
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    considering the girth, he would have to WALK, couldn't run for anything.

    but seriously, this would be a campaign with a lot of mudslinging. sounds like he knows it.

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    Wasn't he supposed to leave the country eight years ago?

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    One thing is for sure, personal mudslinging against him would be pointless! His answer to everything would be, "Yea, so? Who doesn't know that?"

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    ^^
    i know. that would be very refreshing.
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    His life is pretty much an open book so why not. No secrets left. Kim made sure of that.
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    The Republicans would probably air ads with Stephen against Alec.

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    Well he IS an old fat white man, so politics sounds perfect for a blowhard like Alec.

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    You can't have temper tantrums in politics.
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    So the book thing didn't work out then? Somehow the congressional run thing doesn't look too promising either.

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