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Alec Baldwin Keeping Sights Set on Politics, May Head Back to School

Aug 10, 2011  •  Post A Comment

"30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin tells The New York Times that he’s considering enrolling in a master’s program in politics and government to prepare for a possible run for political office.

The degree would be “to help me better understand what the fiscal imperatives of that job are,” he said, referring to the office of New York mayor. “What’s the reality of the city unions, of contracts, agreements, teachers, infrastructure, decentralizing, everything? And utilities, Con Ed, the M.T.A. — how does it all work?”

Baldwin said it would be almost impossible for him to run for a political office in 2013 because he’s under contract to finish the next season of "30 Rock," which will wrap up taping in April, and to appear in some future episodes, the story says. He plans to enroll in a master’s program in the fall of 2012 and is talking with two top universities, the piece adds.

The actor appears focused on running for mayor of New York, but is open to the possibility of running for another position, although he dismissed the House of Representatives or serving as a local judge, the article notes.

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