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Alec Baldwin Tells CNN’s Eliot Spitzer He’s “Very Interested” In Running For Office

Senator Jack Donaghy? Perhaps, as 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin tells CNN’s Eliot Spitzer he’s “very interested” in running for office.

The trick, Baldwin says in an exclusive interview that airs Wednesday on Parker Spitzer, is that running would mean the “extremely painful” decision to leave acting, where he’s at the top of his game.

Also, Baldwin says he doesn’t want to live anywhere but New York, and the city’s got no shortage of ambitious would-be political superstars. (In fact, you could be sitting across the desk from one, Alec)

Why would a guy who’s so good at what he does–and says it’s never felt so good being an actor–want to dive into politics? He says it’s about answering the call:

I do believe that people want to believe that someone who deeply cares about the middle class…would like to seek public office. We’ve had men regardless of your background–we’ve had men who are, regardless of their background, we’ve had men who are Ivy League groomed running this country since 1988. We’ve had 22 years of Yale and Harvard and the problems aren’t getting solved.

Is Baldwin, as Spitzer asks, channeling Sarah Palin by attacking the “elites?” Watch a preview of Baldwin’s interview here, from CNN:

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