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Joe Scarborough Denies Rumors About 'Angling' For David Gregory's Spot

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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07: (L-R) Host Joe Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski speak onstage during the 'Morning Joe' panel during the NBCUniversal portion of the 2012 Winter TCA Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 7, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) | Frederick M. Brown via Getty Images

Joe Scarborough denied on Thursday that he and his "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski have been pushing to replace David Gregory on "Meet the Press."

Page Six reported on Wednesday that Gregory's run at the Sunday show could be up right after the midterm elections. Since then, rumors have been swirling about who might take his place. Several media outlets reported that the top contenders include NBC News’ chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd as well as the "Morning Joe" duo.

Lloyd Grove at the Daily Beast reported that NBC sources told him that Scarborough and Brzezinski had been "aggressively angling" to replace Gregory, stating that they "believed they had an understanding" with NBC News that they would claim the spot. NBC insiders also said that the network was hesitant to put Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, at the head of a traditionally nonpartisan show, Page Six reported.

Scarborough said in a tweet Thursday that the rumors were "false."

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