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.
“He 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,” Kudlow said.
Kudlow, though, said he enjoys his job as a CNBC anchor and commentator – and it would be tough to leave it for the world of politics.
“I’m thinking about it, that’s all I can say… it’s the kind of thing where I’m talking to friends, talking to strategists, talking to my wife, and praying on it,” Kudlow said. “It’s all come on very fast, and I don’t have any definite thoughts at all other than the fact that I am thinking about it.”
Kudlow isn’t the only prominent Republican looking at running against Dodd. Former GOP congressman Rob Simmons is seriously exploring a statewide campaign, and told POLITICO last month that he would make a decision by the end of March.
By Josh Kraushaar 03:11 PM
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Art Laffer on CNBC Kudlow & Co Feb 26, 2009 discussing bank stress tests