S.E. Cupp for NYC Mayor? Some Want It to Happen But She Tells Us No — ‘To Everyone’s Relief I’m Sure’


TheBlaze’s S.E. Cupp said she has no plans to run for mayor of New York City, despite the urging of two political consultants.

Cupp said Roger Stone, a longtime Republican operative and former Richard Nixon aide, and Sam Nunberg, a New York City-based consultant, first approached her last year, and that Nunberg came to her again this week urging her to consider a GOP bid.

“[Nunberg] told me that he’d taken it on himself to come up with a strategy and a plan and has approached some potential donors,” Cupp told TheBlaze. “I’ve got more jobs now than I can keep track of and I love them all, my plate is full, and I have no plans to leave the world of commentary for the world of public office — to everyone’s relief I’m sure.”

She added, “I am not considering a run at this time.”

Stone tweeted Friday that urging Cupp to run “is a [Nunberg] project — I love SE but I’m for @manhattanmadam Kristin Davis for Mayor #NYC #2013.”

Stone also advised Davis — whose prostitution ring clients included ex-N.Y. Gov. Eliot Spitzer — on her failed 2010 New York gubernatorial bid.

Nunberg told the Daily Caller Thursday he’s still working to get Cupp to consider a mayoral bid.

“This past week I met with her and talked overall strategy, messaging and communications,” Nunberg said, adding that having Cupp as a candidate would give the Republican Party “a major image boost.”