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 BidenCornyn, Sinema to introduce bill aimed at addressing border surge Harris to travel to Northern Triangle region in June Biden expected to formally recognize Armenian Genocide: report 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 TrumpUS gives examples of possible sanctions relief to Iran GOP lawmaker demands review over FBI saying baseball shooting was 'suicide by cop' House passes bill aimed at stopping future Trump travel ban 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 RiceRepublicans who backed Trump impeachment see fundraising boost Trump doubles down on endorsement of South Carolina GOP chair Forget Trump's behavior — let's focus on the GOP and America's future MORE (R) or Rep. Nancy MaceNancy MaceRepublicans race for distance from 'America First Caucus' Eric Bolling rules out congressional bid Omar: Capitol security incident would be more deadly if AR-15 involved 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 KinzingerHillicon Valley: Tech companies duke it out at Senate hearing | Seven House Republicans vow to reject donations from Big Tech House passes legislation to elevate cybersecurity at the State Department Republicans race for distance from 'America First Caucus' MORE (Ill.), who has been an outspoken critic of Trump.

The Hill has reached out to Bolling for comment.