Yesterday it was reported that Alec Baldwin may be interested in running for Congress if Tim Bishop loses the recount to Republican Randy Altschuler in NY-1.
Today, a representative for Baldwin said no way.
“Alec is, like many other Democrats, still hoping Tim Bishop will be declared the winner,” said Matthew Hiltzik, Baldwin’s spokesman. “Alec is interested in politics and public service but now is not the time.”
Although Baldwin lives in East Hampton, which is in Bishop’s congressional district, his primary career could interrupt his secondary one. He is signed onto 30 Rock through spring of 2012, and even though the show would likely not finish shooting in March of that year, Baldwin would only have a few months to raise money, and he is not interested in self-funding.
Baldwin has long considered running for something at some point, however, and in many ways this is a decent fit. But it was pointed about by several people that part of the rumor-mongering around Baldwin running for Bishop’s seat could be a Republican ploy. By focusing on 2012, the G.O.P. is trying to push Bishop out of the race.
In the meantime, we will just have to content ourselves with more of this: