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Online Petition Asks Conservative Pundit Mark Steyn to Run for U.S. Senate

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Conservative pundit Mark Steyn won't rule out a run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire just yet, after a petition asking him to jump in the race was launched on Friday.

Instead, Steyn, a frequent guest host for Rush Limbaugh, laughed off the idea when it was surprisingly proposed to him by talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday night.

SteynForSenate.com A screenshot from SteynForSenate.com.

"Don't get me wrong, I love this state," Steyn said, fighting off laughter over the notion he would run for U.S. Senate. "Certainly I regret that Jeanne Shaheen was able to defeat John Sununu."

Steyn joked that some of his past comments might render him too politically incorrect for a national campaign.

"One of the great things about writers running is they have hostages to fortune," he said. "They don't just have one damaging quote, they've like half a century of quotes."

Unmoved, Hewitt on Friday announced an online petition, SteynforSenate.com, aimed at encouraging Steyn to run.

Users on Twitter also expressed their support.

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Listen to Steyn's comments here:

(H/T: Daily Caller)

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