Looks like Larry Kudlow is conisdering the race against Democrat Senator Chris Dodd.
The political blogosphere has been abuzz with rumors that CNBC anchor and syndicated columnist Larry Kudlow is considering running for the Senate against Chris Dodd (D-Conn.)
Kudlow confirmed his interest in an interview with POLITICO this afternoon and said he was talking to strategists to assess the feasibility of a statewide run. He said NRSC chairman John Cornyn met with him over dinner last week to discuss the idea, and the two have since had a follow-up phone conversation.
â€œHe came up to me, and put it right on the table. He seems to think it would be a good race, and a national race,â€ Kudlow said.
Kudlow, though, said he enjoys his job as a CNBC anchor and commentator â€“ and it would be tough to leave it for the world of politics.
â€œIâ€™m thinking about it, thatâ€™s all I can sayâ€¦ itâ€™s the kind of thing where Iâ€™m talking to friends, talking to strategists, talking to my wife, and praying on it,â€ Kudlow said. â€œItâ€™s all come on very fast, and I donâ€™t have any definite thoughts at all other than the fact that I am thinking about it.â€
The long time, incumbent Dodd who is chairman of the Senate Banking Committee has ethics problems associated with favorable home mortgage rate loans (Countrywide Financial) which some consider special interest favors.
Indeed, Chris Dodd is vulnerable and Kudlow would make an erudite opponent.
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