CATEGORIES Celebrity GossipFrom PopEater: Are we in for another dose of 'Will I or won't I?' Donald Trump–style celebrity politics, or is Alec Baldwin legitimately planning a run for mayor of New York? According to The Hollywood Reporter, the '30 Rock' boss may be interested in throwing his hat into the New York mayoral election ring now that Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal has most likely deterred him from running.
"Alec said, 'Hey, maybe this changes the race. The dynamics have shifted," a friend of the actor told The Daily. "The Democrats need a high-profile candidate, and Alec can fill that bill."
And a high-profile candidate he is, the actor's Twitter account was on fire Wednesday afternoon after he tweeted, "It's a long way till November of 2013."
Whether it's tried-and-true tweet or a Twitter tease, either way this muddled maybe isn't an out-of-the-blue move -- the actor has been mulling over a possible New York City run for public office for years.
"I wouldn't rule it out," Baldwin's rep, Matthew Hiltzik told The Hollywood Reporter.
Plus, the 2013 race for mayor couldn't come at a better time in terms of Baldwin's '30 Rock' gig. He has already announced that he will end his career as 'Jack Donaghy' in 2012. In January, Baldwin voiced his interest in local politics, telling CNN that he was "very interested" in running for New York City office.
Move over, Trump, your 15 minutes of political fame are up -- the government's got a new contender in town.
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Written by Kiki Von Glinow.