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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 Biden’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 Trump 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 Rice (R) or Rep. Nancy Mace (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 Kinzinger (Ill.), who has been an outspoken critic of Trump.

The Hill has reached out to Bolling for comment. 

Tags 2022 election Adam Kinzinger Donald Trump Donald Trump Eric Bolling Eric Bolling Joe Biden Nancy Mace South Carolina Tom Rice

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