Matthews Rules Out Senate Run

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2009 8:24 PM CST
Chris Matthew is seen on stage at The Women's Conference, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, in Long Beach, Calif.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – Chris Matthews is keeping his night job. The host of MSNBC's Hardball told his staff today that he won't be running for the Senate in 2010, the Los Angeles Times reports. For months, Matthews had been not so quietly considering a run against the GOP's Arlen Specter in his home state of Pennsylvania. Matthews, who did not comment, also has been negotiating a new contract with NBC.