Dobbs Promises to Stay in "Public Arena," Which Might Mean a Senate Run

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Fear not, Lou Dobbs will not leave "the public arena," the former CNN anchor told Bill O'Reilly tonight in his first interview since leaving the network. O'Reilly asked Dobbs if that might mean a run for one of New Jersey's seats in the U.S. Senate and he didn't say no! "A lot of things are on my mind. I'm not going to be coy. My wife and I are thinking about a lot of opportunities [and] one hundred percent I'm going to remain in the public arena," he said.

Dobbs also spoke about the past. He said CNN soured on his brand of journalism once its target became a Democrat and not a Republican. “You know, I discern more of a difference between then, which was under the Bush administration whom I was criticizing, and now, when it is the Obama administration and an entirely different tone was taken," he said. He added that CNN president Jon Klein wanted to move away from advocacy journalism, which necessarily meant moving away from Dobbs.

Lou Dobbs to run for U.S. Senate? 'A lot of things are on my mind' [Chicago Tribune]