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Laura Ingraham 'keeping an open mind' about running for office

Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham says she may ditch the mic and run for office herself one of these days.

"I've been approached by various people to get involved," she tells Real Clear Politics. "I'm keeping an open mind about running for office in the future."

It's a boilerplate response for anyone to some degree involved in politics who wants to remain in the spotlight, and Ingraham has given no other indication she will run for office. But it's also a pretty standard answer for someone gauging interest in a potential bid, so we'll see how this plays out. Ingraham did recently raise her profile by helping propel Dave Brat to an astounding primary victory over Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), so she undoubtedly has cachet on the right.

That said, Ingraham is also loathed on the left for her questionable comments about immigrants, among other things. Which is to say: Should she indeed run, it would make for one heck of a raucous race.