Ed Shultz may run for U.S. Senate. (Photo: Dakota Politics)
Will MSNBC's liberal firebrand, Ed Schultz, become North Dakota's newest member of the U.S. Senate? House Minority Leader Merle Boucher hopes so, according to Schultz, who said Boucher asked him to consider replacing the retiring Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan (see video).
The Minnesota Independent is interested because a former talk show host, Al Franken, now represents their home state in the U.S. Senate. The newpaper wrote:
Al Franken paved the way. Has progressive talk radio become the Democratic Party’s new farm league for the U.S. Senate?
The Independent thinks it might. The article points out that Schultz’s daily MSNBC show "gives him a television platform that Franken didn’t have in the years leading to his 2008 Senate campaign."
With both Dorgan and Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) retiring, Democrats could really use some reinforcements.