MSNBC Host Says He Will Test the Waters for Presidential Bid

Sep 12, 2012  •  Post A Comment

One of the hosts of a news and talk show on MSNBC is considering a run for the presidency, according to a piece in Vanity Fair. Joe Scarborough, co-host with Mika Brzezinski of the cable news channel’s “Morning Joe,” appears to be looking into a bid in 2016.

Scarborough tells the magazine that he will publish a memoir that he hopes will help him test the waters for a presidential run. The memoir will be published after the presidential inauguration in January, the story says.

A former Florida congressman, Scarborough considered running against President Barack Obama, and consulted with other moderate Republicans including New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, the piece adds.

On the TV side, Scarborough and his co-host Brzezinski are currently selling a TV drama based on the life of Fox News boss Roger Ailes and have started a film-and-TV production company, the article notes.

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