Alec Baldwin still wants to run for something, if a Democrat gets out of the way

Alec Baldwin. (via www.bloomberg.com)
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In recent years, Alec Baldwin has publicly toyed with the idea of running for mayor of New York City. In August, he reiterated his interest in the office, but said it wouldn't happen in the next mayoral election, in 2013.

Today, during a trip to Washington to lobby legislators for arts funding, Baldwin spoke with a Bloomberg TV reporter about his long-held political ambitions.

She asked him if he could see himself being a part of the political system.

"I had had that hope for many, many years, but I live in the state of New York," said Baldwin. All of the relevant offices he might want to run for, like governor or senator, he said, "are safe Democratic seats."

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"I'm not qualified to be comptroller or attorney general," he added.

What about running for mayor?

"Well I have a contract with NBC to work for them through some point in 2013. We don't know how long the season's gonna be or how long we're gonna work, but I do have one more season next year of the show to do contractually. And I extended my contract one year, so right now I'm just looking at what's in front of me and finishing that. And then, it is something that I would love to do. The only thing I can suggest is that two years, and especially four years, is an eternity in an American political life. So let's see what things are like in 2014 and maybe I can find some opportunity."

Here's the video.