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Actor Alec Baldwin May Run Against Lieberman

Tuesday, 07 Jul 2009 02:18 PM

By Jim Meyers

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Hollywood liberal Alec Baldwin is seriously considering running for public office — and says he would "love" to run against Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman.

"The desire is there. That's one component," he told Playboy magazine. "The other component is opportunity."

Baldwin said he was asked by an unnamed law firm to run for governor of Ohio, and he has also considered moving from New York to New Jersey or Connecticut to run for office.

"I'd love to run against Joe Lieberman," Baldwin said of the independent Democrat who is no favorite of liberals.

But Baldwin quickly downplayed that statement, saying "it's all fantasy."

In the interview, 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. Unfortunately, an opportunity for me may mean bad things for someone else. I don't wish that."

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