Alec Baldwin, mayor of New York? ‘I wouldn’t rule it out,’ rep says
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Alec Baldwin as mayor of New York City -- would it be a role tailor-made for the ’30 Rock’ actor, or simply stunt casting?
With flashy Rep. Anthony Weiner unlikely to pursue the job in the wake of the lewd-photo brouhaha fondly known as ‘Weinergate,’ Baldwin’s name has been floated as another possible high-profile Democratic candidate for the 2013 race.
‘It’s a long way till November of 2013,’ the actor said Wednesday on his recently activated Twitter account, where he had already opined on the Weiner and John Edwards scandals (‘Wiener should not resign’; ‘I lend you my phone to lie to your wife about an affair that could wreck your campaign. Is the phone call a campaign contribution?’) as well as offered his political opinions in general.
A Baldwin spokesman told the Daily News that the actor, who has a long-standing interest in politics and seeking a political office, was considering a run. ‘I wouldn’t rule it out,’ rep Matthew Hiltzik said.
The Emmy-winning actor announced in April that he’d leave ’30 Rock’ in 2012 when his contract ends. He later clarified comments suggesting that without him, the show couldn’t go on.
Weiner announced on Monday that he’d sent racy photos of himself to women who were not his wife, clarifying earlier comments suggesting he was the victim of hacking.
Would either man get your vote?
-- Christie D’Zurilla