Fox News contributor Keith Ablow said today in a press release that he "would run" for Massachusetts' U.S. Senate seat if "all the leaders of the [Republican] Party united around me - to preclude a primary ... Such unity looks improbable at this time." Ablow's statement:
"We face an unprecedented assault on the Constitution and our individual liberties. If the Republican Party in Massachusetts and the Republican National Committee ask me to run at this time, and offer their support in that effort, I will run. If they support another candidate, I will work hard to elect that candidate. If that candidate should lose, I will, in all likelihood, again offer to be a candidate for Senate from Massachusetts in 2014, under the same conditions. The Party can't afford to spend precious resources on a divisive primary. If all the leaders of the Party united around me - to preclude a primary, I would run. Such unity looks improbable at this time."
Ablow is one of several Republicans, including most recently Geraldo Rivera, who have attempted to use their Fox News platform as a potential springboard into political office.