July 3, 2009

Alec Baldwin eyeing Ohio governorship

U.S. actor Alec Baldwin says he has been approached about a possible bid for the governor's mansion in Ohio.

The 30 Rock actor said in a Playboy interview he had been contacted by a law firm that urged him to relocate to Ohio in preparation for running as the next governor of the state, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Thursday.

The desire is there; that's one component, Baldwin said. The other component is opportunity. A law firm in a liberal Democratic bastion in Ohio state politics sent me a binder with a cover letter that read: 'Mr. Baldwin, here's who we represent, the kinds of cases we handle, our credentials in Ohio state politics. We want you to move to Ohio and run for governor. We will launch your career.'

While Baldwin, 51, expressed openness to relocating to Connecticut or New Jersey, he told Playboy his heart remains loyal to New York.

I'm a carry-me-out-in-a-box New Yorker. Here, anything can happen, Baldwin said.