Alec Baldwin is considering running for mayor of New York
The `30 Rock` star has held political aspirations for some time but reportedly became seriously interested in the 2013 mayoral race when Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner - who was widely expected to run - resigned from public life earlier this week after it was revealed he had sent saucy images of himself to women via twitter.
A friend of Alec told The Daily: "Alec said, `Hey, maybe this changes the race. The dynamics have shifted`. The Democrats need a high-profile candidate, and Alec can fill that bill."
The actor`s representative Matthew Hiltzik then told The Hollywood Reporter, "I wouldn`t rule it out."
Alec, 53, has previously spoken about his desire to run for public office and after revealing he will leave `30 Rock` in 2012, now could be the perfect time for him.
He has said in the past: ""There`s no age limit on running for office, to a degree. It`s something I might do, one day.
"I do believe that people want to believe that someone who deeply cares about the middle class would like to seek public office.".