Fox News anchor Eric Bolling said he is eyeing a run for the U.S. Senate but first he would have to challenge an incumbent Republican senator who he thinks is not conservative enough.
Bolling, who recently signed a three-year contract at Fox, told Politico in a phone interview that after his TV career ends he wants to challenge a sitting GOP senator in a southern state.
The loyal Trump supporter said: “A lot of Republicans run as conservatives only to be elected, and we find out they’re not conservative at all.”
For now, his focus is on co-hosting “The Fox News Specialists,” which was launched after long-time star Bill O’Reilly was fired by the network.
Bolling was raised in Chicago and attended college in Florida.
He did not specify which southern state’s Senate seat he plans to run for, or even if it’s going to happen after his three-year contract with Fox News ends.
The Daily Caller reports:
Bolling’s contract with Fox News would postpone his possible Senate run, but he is keeping his options open. He would not confirm which specific state he would run in, when he would run or who he would want to run against.
Throughout the interview, Bolling continued to back President Donald Trump and the current administration, but criticized candidates who run as Republicans simply to get elected.
Bolling’s loyalty to Trump recently materialized in his book, “The Swamp: Washington’s Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It.” He has supported Trump since the very beginning and has been known to continuously defend the president on air.