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CNBC's Lawrence Kudlow Won't Run For Senate

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By Greg Richter   |   Tuesday, 16 Feb 2016 10:16 PM

CNBC's Lawrence Kudlow said Tuesday that after seven months of consideration, he will not be running for Senate.

Kudlow told CNBC's "Power Lunch" on Tuesday he will not seek the Republican nomination against incumbent Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal.

"Last summer a lot of Republican officials in Connecticut and Washington, senators, and friends of mine, urged me to run for the Senate in Connecticut," Kudlow said. "At the end of the day, we decided against it, that the best course for me was to do exactly what I'm doing, being a broadcaster, which I love."

Calling CNBC "like extended family," Kudlow said, "I love being a broadcaster. You all taught me to be an anchor. I'm now commentating, I'm getting extended coverage for the elections. … I love it so much i don't want to give it up."

Kudlow said in September he was leaning toward a run, and told Newsmax in January, "It burns in me we have a mediocre, left-leaning senator agreeing with Obama that ‘global warming is the issue of our time.' And whatever skills I have, I will use them to run a scathing campaign on this issue."

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