Longtime Fox News employee Eric Bolling says he is mulling a run for Senate at some point in the future.
In a Monday telephone interview with Politico, Bolling expressed interest in running against a sitting Republican senator in a Southern state. However, Bolling did not specify which senator he’d like to primary or when he’d even want to run.
Any run for office would have to wait. The television host recently signed a new three-year contract with Fox in early June. He is currently a co-host of the channel’s 5pm program, “The Fox News Specialists.” Bolling has been with the right-leaning outlet for ten years and considers himself a Fox loyalist. Before co-hosting his current show, Bolling was an inaugural member of the popular program, “The Five.” Amid the shakeup of Bill O’Reilly’s departure, “The Five” moved to 9pm, but Bolling stayed on at 5pm to host his new show. He was a CNBC analyst and commodities trader before joining Fox a decade ago.
Bolling says he has been a Trump supporter since “day one.” He even outlined his support for the Republican president in his new book titled “The Swamp: Washington’s Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It.”
The President has taken notice of the 54-year-old host. Bolling was considered for a top White House position within the Department of Commerce during the transition period. Trump even granted an interview to Bolling for his first episode of “Fox Specialists.” The two have spoken numerous times since the inauguration.
Despite not yet making any sort of serious steps toward a run for office, Bolling wants to give it a try once he closes the book on his media career. It is assumed he would keep his staunchly pro-Trump views while stumping on the trail. He believes many Republican contenders for office run as conservatives – only to serve as moderates.
He sees himself as someone who would stick true to his words.