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Baldwin no longer hungry for mayor's office in NYC


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Alec Baldwin isn't giving up showbiz for City Hall.

The "30 Rock" star said Wednesday during his weekly WNYC podcast, "Here's The Thing," that he has "lost my appetite" for running for New York mayor.

"Give this up for what?" Baldwin said in a conversation with English film director Stephen Daldry. "I give up money and fame and position. I give up this wonderful life I have now in exchange for a chance to change things. I'm not quite sure you can anymore."

If anything, Baldwin, 53, joked that he's not quite the political playboy that other candidates would be.

"They're like a guy on a date that you can tell he just can't wait to get his hand up your blouse before even the lights go out in the theater," he said. "They're all just so horny for it -- horny for their own ascension."

Baldwin, who has lived on the Upper West Side, suggested earlier this year that he may get into the political arena down the line, although not in 2013 because of his work schedule. Regardless of whether he ends up in politics, Baldwin reiterated that he still wants to leave "30 Rock" full-time next year.

Follow reporter Erik Ortiz on Twitter: @erikjhortiz

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