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Rachel Maddow Nixes Talk Of Senate Run During Harvard Appearance

Rachel Maddow

First Posted: 11/15/10 11:57 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET

Rachel Maddow threw cold water --yet again-- on a potential run for the Senate in Massachusetts during an appearance at Harvard University on Sunday.

Maddow, who lives in Western Massachusetts when not in New York filming her cable news show, was giving a speech at the Kennedy School of Government, and was asked whether she would consider running against Republican Scott Brown at the 2012 elections.

"There's a reason people in opinion-driven news flirt with running for office," she said, according to the Boston Herald. "It gets a ratings spike." To press the point further, Maddow stressed that she will "never" be a politician.

It's not the first time the notion of Maddow running for political office has come up. In March, Brown sent out a fundraising pitch claiming that the Massachusetts Democratic Party was trying to recruit her to challenge him. In response, Maddow took out a full page ad in the Boston Globe, vehemently denying she was running.

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Filed by Jack Mirkinson  |