Alec Baldwin Mulling Run for NYC Mayor, Says Report

By Adam Nichols on June 8, 2011 1:54pm 

Alec Baldwin is considering a run for mayor of New York City, according to a report.
Alec Baldwin is considering a run for mayor of New York City, according to a report.
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By Adam Nichols

DNAinfo News Editor

MANHATTAN —"30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin is mulling a run for mayor of New York City after scandal-scarred Rep. Anthony Weiner appeared to have crippled his chances of winning the 2013 race, according to a report.

Weiner's admission this week that he sent lewd pictures to women he met online has put his political career in jeopardy. He had been a strong contender to take over from Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

His recent troubles have encouraged Baldwin, a Democrat originally from Long Island, to consider a run.

"Alex said, 'Hey, maybe this changes the race. The dynamics have shifted,'" a friend of Baldwin's told The Daily.

"The Democrats need a high-profle candidate, and Alex can fill that bill."


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