Chris Matthews' Senate Decision Process Explained By Chuck Todd

03/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Paul Bedard and Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers US News & World Report

NBC White House Correspondent Chuck Todd has a theory on why MSNBC's Hardball host Chris Matthews begged off from running for the Pennsylvania Senate seat held by Republican Arlen Specter. "Because [Chris] had a really good friend of his say to him, 'What are you going to do when you get there?' and he couldn't answer the question and he realized that, and that's why he didn't run," says Todd.

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