Alec Baldwin ‘thinking of running for NY mayor’

Updated: Jun 09, 2011, 14:16 PM IST

Washington: Alec Baldwin is considering running for mayor of New York, now that congressman Anthony Weiner may pull out of the race following his sex scandal, it has emerged.

"Alec said, ``Hey, maybe this changes the race. The dynamics have shifted.`` The Democrats need a high-profile candidate, and Alec can fill that bill,” a website quoted a friend of Alec telling a newspaper.

The actor’s representative Matthew Hiltzik then told a tabloid, "I wouldn`t rule it out."

Alec, 53, has previously spoken about his desire to run for public office.