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Steven Seagal considering run for Arizona governor

By George Chidi
Saturday, January 4, 2014 22:26 EDT
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Steven Seagal apparently doesn’t consider politics out of reach.

The actor and martial artist told a Phoenix-area ABC affiliate that he’s willing to reach into the belly of the beast, and considering a run for Arizona governor. Seagal, 61, has been hard to kill as one of sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “posse” a group of about 3,000 volunteer lawmen that are occasionally above the law. Seagal has been focused less on issues of urban justice than border security while working with Arpaio, and considers it an important problem facing the country.

While his political ambitions have to date been submerged — much like his recent film career — the executive decision to run or to hit the kill switch on a nascent campaign will come in consultation with the controversial Maricopa County sheriff, Seagal said.

Watch a news report with Seagal below.

 
 
 
 
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