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Springer to File Papers for Senate Bid

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jerry Springer, the talk show host who put wife-swappers, strippers and skinheads on the air and then watched the punches fly, will file papers to run for the U.S. Senate as early as Friday, advisers said.

Springer, 59, the former Cincinnati mayor, will not decide whether to actually run until later this month, said Mike Ford, his political adviser.

The early filing is necessary to avoid getting into legal trouble for raising money without officially declaring a candidacy, Ford said.

Springer is airing 30-minute infomercials across the nation to raise money and build support for his possible run for the Democratic nomination next year.

The infomercial, paid for by Springer, is part biography and part fund-raiser. It explains how Springer's parents fled Nazi Germany for England, then moved to the United States just before Springer's fifth birthday. The ad seeks small donations and offers T-shirts, bumper stickers and CDs of Springer singing "rockabilly" music.

The infomercial will air for about two weeks in several U.S. cities including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Tenn., New Orleans, San Antonio and New York. Ford would not say how much it cost.

It was not immediately scheduled to air in Ohio because of concerns over equal access, meaning TV stations would have to offer equivalent time to other candidates.

The infomercial also addresses potential problems by Springer's talk show, known for its profanity, fistfights, cheating spouses and incestuous relationships.

Springer repeats a theme he has voiced several times in recent months that his show is not responsible for problems in Ohio with schools, jobs and the economy.

The infomercial focuses on a comment by National Review commentator Jonah Goldberg on a Sunday morning talk show several months ago. Goldberg warned of new people brought to the polls by Springer, including "slack-jawed yokels, hicks, weirdos, pervs and whatnots."

The infomercial offers that quote on a T-shirt and inserted into a signed photograph of Springer next to a sign for Hicksville, Ohio. Springer refers to the quote and talks about wanting to reach out to "regular folks ... who weren't born with a silver spoon in your mouth."

State Sen. Eric Fingerhut, a Democrat, has already announced his candidacy for the Senate seat. The Democratic winner will probably take on Republican Sen. George Voinovich.

"A half-hour infomercial doesn't wipe out what he's been doing for a decade," Fingerhut said Thursday. "All it does tragically is identify Ohio with his level of entertainment."





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The least kept secret in politics finally comes true. He at least brings the same interest to the race that Ventura brought in 98. Of course, I was rooting for Ventura to win whereas Jerry needs to lose and lose hard...



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Well, if Springer gets the nomination, that's one Senate seat that can be put in the 'safe' category for the GOP to maintain control of the Senate.



If Vince would just hire Dick Dastardly and Muttly and tell them to Catch the Pigeon, it would draw at least an 8 rating.
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Good lord....he used to be the MAYOR of Cincinnati? I'm baffled.



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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Good lord....he used to be the MAYOR of Cincinnati? I'm baffled.

Yeah, but that was well before the talk show. He seemed to be just another guy who was mayor of Cincinnati....one who made a really dumb decision in paying off a prostitute with a personal check, thus costing him dearly when he ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Ohio in 1982. More from the American Prospect.



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The infomercial, paid for by Springer, is part biography and part fund-raiser. It explains how Springer's parents fled Nazi Germany for England, then moved to the United States just before Springer's fifth birthday.

Hey, at least he can't be President. Count your blessings.



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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Good lord....he used to be the MAYOR of Cincinnati? I'm baffled.


Old episodes of WKRP actually refer to "Mayor Springer."




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Bingo! If I'm the GOP I am praying for Clinton to win the primaries simply because she probably puts the GOP base vote (going to vote GOP no matter what) at 45% or more just by virtue of being herself.
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