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Eric Bolling to pursue Senate seat after being terminated from Fox amid allegations of sexual harassment

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Fox News’ Eric Bolling—who’s relationship with the conservative network was terminated Friday amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment—plans to run for the U.S. Senate, the Blaze reports.

“When the lights go down on my TV career, the next step is running for Senate,” Bolling told NJ.Com’s Vicki Hyman. Those lights likely dimmed quicker than even Bolling could anticipate, after a months-long investigation by Fox News culminated in his firing.

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In addition to booting Bolling, Fox News also cancelled the program he headed, “The Specialists,” which was added to the network’s lineup in April after Bolling’s previous show, “The Five,” moved to the 9 p.m. time slot.

According to one allegation of sexual harassment, Bolling once took Occidental College associate professor Dr. Caroline Heldman to his office in New York City and “let [her] know that his office was his favorite place to have sex.” He also reportedly sent unsolicited pictures of his genitals (colloquially referred to as “dick pics”) to multiple female colleagues, an allegation Bolling steadfastly denies.

Bolling’s planned move to politics from entertainment—despite sustained allegations of sexual harassment—mirrors the path of one of his favorite politicians. Bolling is ardent supporter of Donald Trump; in that interview with Hyman, he described the president as having “something that we can’t even describe.”

“When he came down the escalator with Melania, I looked across the newsroom, every single pair of eyeballs were staring at the screen,” Bolling said of Trump’s 2015 announcement that he would seek the presidency in 2016.

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Trump, of course, was elected president despite video evidence of himself bragging about grabbing women by the genitals, insisting “when you’re a star … you can do anything.”

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