Alec Baldwin Mulling Run for NYC Mayor, Says Report
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."