Ed Schultz, host of “The Ed Show,” revealed this morning on MSNBC that he had been contacted by North Dakota Democratic leadership to consider running for Senator Byron Dorgan‘s (D-ND) U.S. Senate seat:
I did get a phone call this morning from the house democratic leader, Merle Boucher, and he asked me to consider a run for the senate seat in the state of North Dakota. I asked him very point blank, ‘Is this an official ask.’ He said, ‘Yes, it is.’
I’m flattered. I’m honored. I can’t say that I’m even considering it right now. I’ve worked awful hard in my career to get to where I am right now. I’ve invested a lot of years to get the microphone, to have an opportunity to advocate for the middle class in this country. I’m in a different place right now. So we’re a long way from any consideration. We’re a long way from any kind of decision. I’m definitely flattered and honored by the phone call to be considered by someone of his stature.
Schultz has an exclusive interview this evening with Dorgan at 6pmET. Dorgan announced yesterday that he is retiring and would not seek another term.
Schlutz said he spoke with Dorgan last night: “He asked me how old I was, and I went ‘uh-oh.'”