Fox News host Eric Bolling is interested in a possible run for a Senate seat in the Southeastern United States, the host of “The Fox News Specialists” said in a recent interview with Politico.
It may not be a surprise that Bolling is considering an entry into politics, but what is surprising is how he plans to do it — by engaging in a primary challenge against a sitting Republican senator. He didn’t single out a senator (or a state or a time frame, for that matter).
A fierce supporter of President Trump, Bolling, who was once considered a possibility for an appointment within the administration, said part of this strategy was born out of his frustration with the party establishment.
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“A lot of Republicans run as conservatives only to be elected, and we find out they’re not conservative at all,” Bolling said.
Bolling — whose new book is called “The Swamp: Washington’s Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It” — also discussed his famous “Wake Up, America” monologues, saying he wished to bring that kind of spirit to government.
“They’re really right wing, hard-core conservative commentaries and I think this is what my brand personally is all about, but this is an opportunity to get that voice out there stronger,” Bolling said. “It’s a strong, common-sense conservative voice that I think we need to continue going forward. I think it’s important for Republicans and conservatives to have a strong right-wing conservative common sense voice highlighted and (Fox is) giving me that opportunity, to their credit, and I’m thankful for that.”
Bolling may sound like an unlikely candidate for Senate, but he has plenty in common with the president… [CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE]