You may remember Gretchen Carlson as the former host of FOX and Friends. She left FOX News last year after making allegations of sexual harassment against Roger Ailes.
Now Republicans in Connecticut want her to run for senate.
Report: Connecticut GOP Trying To Recruit Gretchen Carlson As Senate Candidate
The Republican Party in Connecticut is trying to draft former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson to run against Senator Chris Murphy in 2018, according to an anonymous source cited by a Thursday report from Hearst Connecticut Media.
State GOP chairman J.R. Romano is reportedly trying to recruit Carlson, who sued Fox News over alleged sexual harassment from former CEO Roger Ailes, and settled for $20 million in September 2016.
Romano denied the reporting in a statement to the Connecticut Post: “That’s news to me.” He added, “She’d be a great candidate. I think she’d be a tremendous asset to the ticket.”
Jodie Magid, a spokeswoman for the former Miss America, also downplayed the recruiting claim — though she didn’t explicitly deny it: “We haven’t heard it to be true.”
One advantage Gretchen Carlson would have in the race is name recognition. She wouldn’t have to work very hard to let voters get to know her. That’s a big plus.