Mark Cuban: 'No chance' I'll run for office

Mark Cuban: 'No chance' I'll run for office
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Mark CubanMark CubanOn The Money: Consumer prices jumped 5 percent annually in May | GOP senators say bipartisan group has infrastructure deal Mark Cuban: ProPublica 'not being honest' about taxes on wealthy Mark Cuban on Trump social media bans: It's 'the right thing to do' MORE, the billionaire owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, says he’s no longer eyeing a potential run for public office.

Asked during an interview with journalist Carlos Watson set to air this weekend at the annual OZY Fest whether he had “thought freshly” about making a run for office, Cuban quickly threw cold water on the idea.

“No, no chance. None. None,” he said. 


Cuban previously floated the possibility of a presidential run last year, citing what he described at the time as the lack of real leadership emerging from both sides of the political aisle. During an appearance last May on Hill.TV’s “Rising,” Cuban acknowledged that a presidential bid was “highly unlikely,” but said that he had not ruled it out entirely.

“We have such crazy times and I’ve been getting so many requests that I at least want to keep the door open, but it’s still highly unlikely,” Cuban said at the time.

More than a year later and with former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short MORE settling into his post-presidential life, however, Cuban appears to have all but ruled out a future run for office. 

“There are so many better ways to have an impact rather than going through that grind,” he told Watson. “And you know, it’s still just a dirty, dirty business.”