Laura Ingraham: I Have Open Mind About Running for Office

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 01:40 PM

By John Blosser

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Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham may have her own political dreams for the future.

"I've been approached by various people to get involved," Ingraham, 50, told the Sunday Times of London in a story republished at Real Clear Politics. "I'm keeping an open mind about running for office in the future."

She could be a formidable political opponent. Mediaite ranks her as the seventh most popular radio talk show host with 5,750,000 listeners.

Despite having adopted a daughter from Guatemala, Ingraham is a hard-liner on immigration reform and accused President Barack Obama of "fomenting a crisis at our border that seeks to undermine the very fabric of American rule of law, our sovereignty, our national identity," according to the Sunday Times.

At the Millenium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, Ingraham recently spoke out for state Rep. Joe Carr against Sen. Lamar Alexander, 74, former governor of the Volunteer State and two-term senator, by hammering Alexander on Obamacare, bank bailouts and, especially, immigration, according to The Tennessean.

As to accusations of racism from her opponents, Ingraham told the Sunday Times, "I stand a lot more for the suffering of the American people of every color or background than they can ever lay claim to.

"I don't like Latino people? It's ridiculous. I cared enough about the region to rescue someone who was abandoned there."

Carr, who faces Alexander in the Aug. 7 primaries, told the Sunday Times, "For us to get her endorsement is huge. It's real important when you get somebody with a microphone that big. For crying out loud, her show's on more than 300 stations."

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