"30 Rock's" Alec Baldwin has been outspoken about his political aspirations, but it has always been based on "opportunity," the actor has said. Now it looks like the window may have been opened.
"The desire is there; that's one component," he told CNN last year. "The other component is opportunity," adding, "Do I run for Congress on Long Island? What's Tim Bishop going to do? He represents my district. People get sick, die. They're offered lucrative deals and want to cash in and make money for their retirement. Unfortunately, an opportunity for me may mean bad things for someone else. I don't wish that."
Baldwin may have to worry about that now since Bishop, a Democrat who held the post for the Suffolk congressional district, has been surpassed in the most recent vote count by Republican Randy Altschuler.
The actor even told "Extra" back in December 2009 that once his contract with "30 Rock" was up, he'd consider a political career. Watch the interview!
One ranking democrat close to Baldwin told Huffington Post that he has recently reiterated his desire to run once his "30 Rock" contract expires, so in the coming days Bishop's loss may be Baldwin's gain.