Could Dial-Global syndicated radio talker and MSNBC host Ed Schultz be the next talk personality to join the U.S. Senate? (see Al Franken.) In a Huffington Post interview, Schultz says North Dakota Democratic leaders have asked him to consider running for the Senate in his home state in the wake of incumbent Senator Byron Dorgan’s (D-ND) announcement that he won’t seek re-election. Schultz confirmed he’d been given an “official ask” by state Democratic party leaders, adding that he was “flattered” and “honored” by the request. This is not the first time Schultz has been asked to run for public office in North Dakota, but this time he’s got a prime time television slot to consider as well as other media responsibilities. Schultz has both a big heart for public service and a big ego. His various media platforms provide him a bully pulpit for his political views, but will his ego allow him to take being a junior Senator and not a influential progressive media star?
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