‘Frasier’ interested in Empire State politics

Ameena Schelling Freelance Writer
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Kelsey Grammer might be considering a run for office in his home state of New York, according to the New York Post.

Grammer, the former star of “Frasier” and “Cheers” and a longtime conservative, told the Post that a political career could come after he gives up acting. “I look at my political aspirations as that last piece of my life — where I hope to do something good for people and pay back a little,” he said. (Alec Baldwin to run for NYC mayor in Weinergate aftermath?)

Though far behind current billionaire New York mayor Mike Bloomberg, the Post noted, Grammer is estimated to be worth nearly $100 million, a huge asset in funding a political campaign. He dipped his feet into politics last week, noting of the ongoing debt debate: “Nobody is talking about actually getting rid of the debt that exists already … It’s first-grade math.”

Grammer remains tight-lipped about the specifics of his possible run, but his acting career won’t be ending immediately; he’s set to star in the Starz network drama “Boss” this fall.

As the latest celebrity to throw his hat into the ring, however, Grammer could be setting up an interesting Big Apple battle royale: As The Washington Post reports, fellow actor and legendary liberal Alec Baldwin has hinted he could be considering a 2013 run for mayor.