Former Fox News host considering running against GOP incumbent

Former Fox News host Eric Bolling is considering a run against a GOP incumbent in his home state of South Carolina.

Sources familiar with the matter told Politico that Bolling is in preliminary discussions about his run and there has been no decision on who he would run against. 

“I absolutely love living in South Carolina and taking time to listen to voters (and viewers), and what I hear is total frustration with President BidenJoe BidenWarren calls for US to support ceasefire between Israel and Hamas UN secretary general 'deeply disturbed' by Israeli strike on high rise that housed media outlets Nation's largest nurses union condemns new CDC guidance on masks MORE’s aggressive progressive agenda," Bolling told Politico. "South Carolina is conservative, and South Carolinians deserve conservative representation in D.C."


However, Bolling did not directly answer if he was considering running for office.

Bolling has been a longtime supporter of former President TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation president on Arizona's new voting restrictions: An 'assault' on our rights The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez MORE and interviewed him multiple times during his presidency, even hosting a town hall for him.

He also recently announced that he will start a podcast with formal NFL quarterback Brett Favre.

Sources told Politico that Bolling could potentially run against Rep. Tom RiceHugh (Tom) Thompson RiceTom Rice gains new primary challenger over impeachment vote Republicans who backed Trump impeachment see fundraising boost Trump doubles down on endorsement of South Carolina GOP chair MORE (R) or Rep. Nancy MaceNancy MaceJoe Cunningham to enter race for South Carolina governor Republicans race for distance from 'America First Caucus' Eric Bolling rules out congressional bid MORE (R). 

Rice voted in favor of Trump’s impeachment after the Capitol riot and although Mace didn’t vote for his impeachment, she did condemn Trump’s actions.


Trump has previously stated he would support the primary opponent against any member of the GOP who turned their back on him after the deadly riot.

Many of the Republicans who voted for Trump’s impeachment are getting pro-Trump primary challengers, including Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerIncreasingly active younger voters liberalize US electorate Sunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Kinzinger: GOP downplaying Capitol riot something 'out of North Korea' MORE (Ill.), who has been an outspoken critic of Trump.

The Hill has reached out to Bolling for comment.