A Fox News favorite may soon grace the halls of Congress


There could be something big in store for Fox News anchor Eric Bolling.

Even though he recently signed a long-term contract with the network, Bolling has his eye on the Senate, reports Politico. Bolling, who grew up in Chicago and attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., is reportedly looking to challenge a sitting Republican in an unspecified Southern state.

"A lot of Republicans run as conservatives only to be elected, and we find out they're not conservative at all," he said on a call with POLITICO.

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: Fox Host Eric Bolling sits on the panel of Fox News Channel's 'The Five' as pundit Bob Beckel rejoins the show at FOX Studios on January 17, 2017 in New York City. � (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: �ox Hosts Kimberly Guilfoyle, Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Dana Perino and Greg Gutfeld sit on the panel of Fox News Channel's 'The Five' as pundit Bob Beckel rejoins the show at FOX Studios on January 17, 2017 in New York City. � (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Eric Bolling of Fox News attends the Capitol File 58th Presidential Inauguration Reception at Fiola Mare on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol File Magazine)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: Fox Host Eric Bolling sits on the panel of Fox News Channel's 'The Five' as pundit Bob Beckel rejoins the show at FOX Studios on January 17, 2017 in New York City. � (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Anthony Taitt , Anthony Scaramucci and Eric Bolling attend SkyBridge Capital Holiday Celebration at Hunt & Fish Club on December 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Adrienne Bolling and Eric Bolling attend SkyBridge Capital Holiday Celebration at Hunt & Fish Club on December 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Fox News television personality Eric Bolling arrives at Trump Tower, November 16, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Eric Bolling, Adrienne Bolling, Beverly Johnson and Bryan Maillian attend SkyBridge Capital Holiday Celebration at Hunt & Fish Club on December 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Hannah Davis and Eric Bolling appear on 'FOX and Friends' at FOX Studios on February 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Karl Rove, Hannah Davis and Eric Bolling pose for a group photo at 'FOX and Friends' at FOX Studios on February 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Eric Bolling speak on set as host Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to FOX and Friends at FOX Studios on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Eric Bolling pose on set as host Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to FOX and Friends at FOX Studios on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Eric Bolling attends the 2012 Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC Partners on September 11, 2012 in New York, United States. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 26: TV personality Alex Trebek (3rd R) and hosts of 'The Five' (L-R) Eric Bolling and Dana Perino attend FOX News' 'The Five' at FOX Studios on February 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Co-host Eric Bolling attends FOX News' 'The Five' at FOX Studios on February 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 09: Beth Ostrosky Stern along with FOX & Friends host Eric Bolling promotes the benefits of adopting a dog from a shelter whilst visiting the set of 'FOX & Friends' at FOX Studios on August 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: TV personality Padma Lakshmi with 'FOX & Friends' hosts Eric Bolling, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade visit FOX and Friends at FOX Studios on April 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - OCTOBER 24: Eric Bolling and Liz Claman attend A Celebration for the Launch of THE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK at Temple of Dendur on October 24, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by JIMI CELESTE/patrickmcmullan.com/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Adrienne Bolling and Eric Bolling during 6th Annual Artrageous Gala Dinner and Art Auction at Cipriani, 42nd Street in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Shawn Ehlers/WireImage)
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Despite the statement, Bolling's plans are by no means set in stone. In fact, Bolling said that he hadn't yet taken any actions to pursue a run.

When asked about a timeline, Bolling said that his ideas may "never" materialize or would present themselves at the end of his contract with Fox News.

A few hours after the story was published, Bolling tweeted a link with credits to the author:

Entering his 10th year with Fox News, Bolling can be found on weekdays at 5 p.m. co-hosting the "Fox News Specialists," one of the network's newest shows, on Saturdays hosting "Cashin' In" and during the annual Fox News New Year's Eve special in Times Square.

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WATERMILL, NY - JULY 29: Eboni Williams attends OCRFA's 20th Annual Super Saturday to Benefit Ovarian Cancer on July 29, 2017 in Watermill, New York. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images for OCRFA)
WATERMILL, NY - JULY 29: Eboni Williams attends OCRFA's 20th Annual Super Saturday to Benefit Ovarian Cancer on July 29, 2017 in Watermill, New York. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images for OCRFA)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Eboni Williams and Stacy Rubin attend SkyBridge Capital Holiday Celebration at Hunt & Fish Club on December 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 17: (L-R) Roland Martin, Eboni K. Williams and Judge Kevin Ross attend News One Now with Roland Martin Taping Special Hollywood Edition on February 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 26: Eboni K. Williams arrived at the LA Urban League Young Professionals 3rd Annual To The Nines After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 26, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)
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