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This Fox News host says he'll run for the Senate after his TV career ends

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A booth of Fox News is seen at the Wells Fargo Center on July 24, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Recently Fox News host Eric Bolling said he would run for the Senate after his television career was done. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

A Fox News host said in an interview that after his television career ends that he plans to run for Senate. Eric Bolling, who gained fame as a co-host of "The Five," now heads his own show "The Specialists,' on the same network.

"When the lights go down on my TV career," he told Vicki Hyman of NJ.Com, "the next step is running for Senate."

But when the reporter asked if he would be going up against Democratic Senator Cory Booker for New Jersey's seat, Bolling laughed and said, "Not yet."

Bolling has been an unabashed supporter of President Trump since he announced his campaign, and was one of the few who believed he had a chance when the media and most pundits were laughing at the real estate mogul's political aspirations.

"When he come down the escalator with Melania, I looked across the newsroom," Bolling said. "Every single pair of eyeballs were staring at the screen. This guy has something that we can't describe."

Bolling's unwavering support was repaid when he launched his new show and President Trump granted him an interview for the show's opening episode.

He admitted in the same interview that he was offered a position in the Trump administration but turned it down.

Bolling, however, may eventually take an entirely different career turn. He confirms that the Trump transition team floated the Commerce Secretary job by him, but he demurred, saying the greater temptation would have been as a senior advisor, shaping policy in the White House.

So far, that possibility has not materialized, though recently Bolling's former co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle claimed that she was being considered for the White House Press Secretary position currently inhabited by Sean Spicer. That hope was quashed when it was reported that the president was "furious" she was floating the idea publicly.

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