Jennifer Garner Throws Support Behind Alec Baldwin’s Possible Mayoral Run
First Published: June 10, 2011 3:17 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jennifer Garner has thrown her support behind possible New York City Mayoral candidate Alec Baldwin.
“I think he would give us all a run for his money,” Jennifer said during an appearance on “FOX and Friends” on Thursday, when asked what she thought of Alec’s possible foray into politics. “He’s awesome, I love Alec.”
Although the “30 Rock” funnyman lacks an official political resume, Jennifer said lack of experience “hasn’t stopped anyone before.”
“I think he should go for it,” she said. “He could run and let people vote!
“Yes, I stand up for Alec Baldwin,” she added with a laugh.
As for the former “Arthur” star’s handsome husband, Ben Affleck, Jen suggested he would also support Alec’s political endeavors.
“Yes, Ben would stand up for Alec as well,” Jennifer said in response to a question from co-host Steve Doocy.
“He’s a pretty smart guy,” she added with a smile.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, on Wednesday morning, Alec told Access Hollywood that he’s open to the possibility of a bid for the mayor’s job.
“I wouldn’t rule it out,” Alec told Access.
The longtime Democrat and ardent supporter of President Obama has toyed with the idea of running for office for years.
Most recently, Alec told CNN’s Eliot Spitzer in January that he was “very interested” in running for office. He told Spitzer that he’d been approached about running in races outside of New York, but said he wanted to continue living in New York City.
“I do believe that people want to believe that someone who deeply cares about the middle class… would like to seek public office,” Alec said at the time.
NYC’s current mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is not expected to seek reelection in the 2013 race.
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