Alec Baldwin for Governor ... of Ohio

By Andrew Greiner
|  Wednesday, Jul 1, 2009  |  Updated 3:44 AM PDT
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Celebs Turned Politicians:  Alec Baldwin Considers A Run for Office

Would Alec Baldwin make a good governor?

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Alec Baldwin may follow in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura and Ronald Reagan as a celebrity governor.

Baldwin told Playboy Magazine that there is a plot by a group of Ohio lawyers to have the “30 Rock” actor move to the Buckeye state and consider a run for chief executive.

“A law firm in a liberal Democratic bastion in Ohio state politics sent me a binder with a cover letter that read, 'Mr. Baldwin, here’s who we represent, the kinds of cases we handle, our credentials in Ohio state politics. We want you to move to Ohio and run for governor. We will launch your career.'”

Baldwin, who is a regular contributor to the political web site Huffington Post made no bones about his desire to run for office, but he may have reservations about moving to the Midwest.

“I have sometimes thought I could move to New Jersey or Connecticut and run. I’d love to run against Joe Lieberman. I have no use for him. But it’s all fantasy. I’m a carry-me-out-in-a-box New Yorker. Here, anything can happen.”

Whatever Baldwin decides about his burgeoning political career, it will have to wait until after Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels are done with him.  The liberal actor, who plays conservative Jack Donaghy on “30 Rock” is under contract for the show until 2012.

“In March 2012 I’ll wake up and say, ‘What am I going to do now? Am I done?’ I think I will be done. I may finish a play or something, but I’m retiring at the wrap party."
 

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