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Dobbs considering running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey in 2012 November 26, 2009

Posted by bigworldcentral in Breaking News, USA News, World News.

Former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs is passionately considering running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey in the year 2012 as a stepping stone to an accessible White House bid — a congressional match up that would pit one of illegal immigration’s biggest critics against a top-notch for immigrant rights. Lou’s representative Robert Dilenschneider told The Associated Press Wednesday that Dobbs may challenge Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat, but is considering other requests he’s gained since his blunt exit from Time Warner Inc.-owned CNN on November 11 after 29 years on the news network.

“A logical step for Lou, should he choose to go into public life, is to run for the next Senate seat in New Jersey, or to accept some kind of appointed position, nationally or in New Jersey,” Dilenschneider said.

A Dobbs candidacy in 2012 would arrange a pitched battle over immigration against Menendez, the Senate’s only Hispanic member.

Lou, who owns a farm in rural northwestern New Jersey, flirted quickly this year with a run for governor. He later ripped Republican nominee Chris Christie, a former federal prosecutor, over immigration enforcement and gave the independent candidate air time on CNN.

Dobbs was once a Republican but is now an independent. He did not return requests for comment Wednesday. Dilenschneider said that Dobbs was in Florida and that no decision on his future was apprehended for at least two weeks. On Monday, Dobbs said on former Senator Fred Thompson’s radio program that he had been advised to run for president and would chat with some people about it. On Wednesday, Dilenschneider backed off that idea, telling The New York Times a presidential run was a “long way off.” Rest of the story.

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