ALEC BALDWIN TO CHALLENGE The LITTLE GOP-er THAT COULD
30 ROCK ALEC BALDWIN is ready to battle possible winner RANDY ALTSCHULER in US CONGRESSIONAL WAR!
Alec Baldwin, who's leaving the hit NBC show when his contract expires in 2012, says he intends to challenge Randy Altschuler of New York for Congress in two years, MSNBC reported.
That is if Republican/Conservative candidate Altschuler finally ends up winning the House seat over Dem incumbent Rep. Tim Bishop for the coveted US Congressional District-1 seat in the celeb friendly Hamptons.
Altschuler, "The Little GOP-er Who Could", first trounced President Richard Nixon's grandson Christopher Cox in the primaries but then was declared the loser in last Tuesday's election.
But, after some missing ballots were found, it turned out Altschuler actually won the seat!
With Bishop fuming, he demanded a hand recount which is currently underway with Bishop, a four-term incumbent, trailing by less than 400 votes.
While Baldwin is no stranger to politics and has been a staunch supporter of the Democratic Party for years, even donating $2,000 to Bishop's campaign this year, he may not be ready for the smear tactics that accompany such heated political jockeying.
Up for scrutiny would be Baldwin's personal life including his volatile custody battle with ex -wife Kim Basinger with some extreme nastiness part of the divorce equation.
"The desire is there; that's one component," Baldwin said in a recent interview. "The other component is opportunity.
"Unfortunately, an opportunity for me may mean bad things for someone else."
And vice versa.
Altschuler's spokesman, Rob Ryan, told The ENQUIRER exclusively, "It's hard to imagine that the Democrats could come up with a candidate more liberal than Tim Bishop, but I guess Alec Baldwin fits that bill.
"Our focus right now is ... an honest and accurate count of every single vote so we can defeat Tim Bishop -- AND give Alec Baldwin an opportunity to run."
--DICK SIEGEL in New York
Special to The NATIONAL ENQUIRER