MSNBC Host Joe Scarborough Being Courted to Run for Senate
Reports The Hill:
Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), who heads the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), told The Hill on Thursday that he has talked to Scarborough a couple times about a Senate bid. And he indicated he's still working on persuading the MSNBC host to run for the upper chamber.Republicans tried to recruit Scarborough to challenge Katherine Harris in the 2006 Republican Senate primary, but he passed. He also confirmed that he had rejected some interest to run in 2010.
"I'd be delighted to talk to him a third time," Cornyn said.
While Scarborough remains a staunch conservative, especially in comparison to the rest of his MSNBC colleagues, he's no stranger to criticizing his own party. He has lambasted Sarah Palin and called Newt Gingrich "cartoonish."
Scarborough also recently broke with his party on the "Ground Zero Mosque" issue.
"When I was in Congress in 1994, when I got elected in '94, I was considered to be one of the more conservative guys up there," Scarborough said on his show.
"I am feeling further and further distant from the people who are running my party."
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