AP: Actor Val Kilmer Considering NM Gov. Bid
by bobswern, Fri Feb 06, 2009 at 08:08:02 AM EST
This just in from AP...
SANTA FE, N.M.--Holy hornet's nest, Batman! The New Mexico governor's mansion?
Fresh from the inauguration, actor Val Kilmer is pondering running for governor in 2010, when two-term Democrat Bill Richardson will be forced from office by term limits.
"I'm just looking for ways to be contributive," Kilmer told The Associated Press on Thursday. "And if that ends up being where I can make a substantial contribution, then I'll run."
More from the AP Kilmer story...
Kilmer, 49, grew up in Los Angeles but has called New Mexico home for more than two decades. He's currently registered as a Democrat and said he cast a ballot for Barack Obama from Bulgaria, where he was filming.
A Kilmer candidacy could throw a monkey wrench into the well-oiled Democratic machine of Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, who's already running for the job.
Kilmer said if he ran it wouldn't have to be a conventional campaign. While the actor decides, he's getting out and about and has been listening to people -- something he says he's pretty good at.
"...If I run, I'm going to be the next governor."
Hey, it's nice to see a high-profile Hollywood type considering a run as a Democrat...what a change from Ahhhhnold...and all the other right-wing, GOP'er acting types that have run in past years.
Besides all that, the guy's just plain cool!