Fox News psychiatrist offers to run for Senate if he doesn’t face a primary

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, February 4, 2013 20:21 EDT
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Dr. Keith Ablow speaks to Fox News
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Psychiatrist Keith Ablow, a Fox News contributor, on Monday said he would run for the Senate seat being vacated by John Kerry (D-MA) if he didn’t have to a face a primary challenger.

“We face an unprecedented assault on the Constitution and our individual liberties,” he said in a statement. “If the Republican Party in Massachusetts and the Republican National Committee ask me to run at this time, and offer their support in that effort, I will run. If they support another candidate, I will work hard to elect that candidate. If that candidate should lose, I will, in all likelihood, again offer to be a candidate for Senate from Massachusetts in 2014, under the same conditions.”

“The Party can’t afford to spend precious resources on a divisive primary,” Ablow added. “If all the leaders of the Party united around me – to preclude a primary, I would run. Such unity looks improbable at this time.”

Ablow has a history of making incendiary comments about LGBT people. He also frequently attempts to pathologize his political opponents. Ablow recently said Obama favors gun control because he was “abandoned” as a child.

Ablow isn’t the only Fox News personality who is mulling a Senate run. Geraldo Rivera said last week he was considering running for the U.S. Senate as a Republican in New Jersey.

[H/T: Media Matters]

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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