11/03/2010 12:51 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chris Matthews Jokes About His Aborted Senate Run (VIDEO)

Chris Matthews joked about his aborted run for the Senate during MSNBC's election coverage.

The MSNBC panel was discussing Democrat Joe Sestak's loss to Pat Toomey in the Pennsylvania Senate race. Lawrence O'Donnell commented that Sestak, a career Admiral in the Navy, was just about the best candidate that Democrats could have fielded.

"There was one potential candidate that might have been better," Matthews said. He was widely known to have mulled a run for the Pennsylvania Senate seat early last year.