03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Lou Dobbs Squelches Presidential Bid Rumor

Lou Dobbs of CNN swatted away rumors today that he might run for president.

"I don't know where this is coming from," he said in a quick phone interview. "I have no interest in running, and I've said that throughout."

Mr. Dobbs, the host of "Lou Dobbs Tonight," has been a powerful rallying force for opponents of illegal immigration, arguing for months that Washington has no clue about the concerns of the American people. He say he thought there was "a strong likelihood that an independent populist candidate will emerge in the next several months, whether from an independent movement or from within the party structures." The Democrats and Republicans, he said, are "two completely homogeneous parties, both dominated by corporate America" and not giving voters much of a choice.

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