Reports: Chris Matthews Considering 2010 US Senate Run

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania Democratic party leader says MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews may be considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2010.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports Matthews met with state party leaders this past week in Washington to discuss a possible bid to unseat Republican Sen. Arlen Specter.

Party official Mary Isenhour says she left the meeting feeling that Matthews still hadn't made up his mind.

The 62-year-old Matthews hosts MSNBC's "Hardball" and provides political commentary on NBC's "Today." He ran unsuccessfully for a Pennsylvania congressional seat in 1974.

There was no immediate comment from Matthews on Saturday. A reliable home telephone number could not be located and a representative of MSNBC did not immediately return a call.


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  • by Rob Location: NC on Nov 30, 2008 at 08:59 PM
    Well, look at it this way. Palin is referred to as The Alaskan Airhead. If elected (God forbid), we can call Matthews The Pennsylvania Pinhead. Arrogant jerk, anyhow. We can call Palin and him "The Beavis and Butthead of Politics".
  • by ???? Location: NC on Nov 29, 2008 at 08:59 PM
    Hope he does. Sure seat for repubs. I'm sure osama will help him.
  • by Jimbo Location: NC on Nov 29, 2008 at 07:51 PM
    Why not? If an idiot like Al Franken can run and, maybe, win, why not this jerk?
  • by alex Location: vanceboro on Nov 29, 2008 at 03:41 PM
    Matthews is a journalist & he will be a Democrat does that make you question his objectivity at work. of course not
  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on Nov 29, 2008 at 01:14 PM
    What a "BLOWHARD". He was a regular on the Imus in the Morning Show a few years ago. A cronie for the former speaker Tip O'Neil. A real LIBERAL ,so I guess he'll run against Senator Arlen Spector (R) from Philadelphia.
  • by Bullroot Location: NC on Nov 29, 2008 at 12:21 PM
    WHY? everyone knows that if he has made it thru 4 years without getting impeached, Obama will run again.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Nov 29, 2008 at 11:35 AM
    OOOOHHHH...I am already getting tingly feeling running up my legs...NOT!!!!!
  • by help us Location: greenville on Nov 29, 2008 at 10:46 AM
    chris matthews is possibly one of the most annoying personalities on television. I hope he does not run- what a disgrace.
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