Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck Endorse Alec Baldwin for Mayor (Video)

6:37 AM PST 06/10/2011 by Lindsay Powers

"I think he should go for it!" Garner says on "Fox and Friends."

If Alec Baldwin really does run for mayor of New York City, he has two powerful supporters: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck.

"I think he would give us all a run for his money. He’s awesome, I love Alec," Garner said in an appearance on Fox and Friends Thursday. "I think he should go for it. He could run and let people vote!"

When asked if she's officially endorsing him, Garner said, "Yes, I stand up for Alec Baldwin!" As for her husband? "Yes, Ben stands up for Alec Baldwin too," she said.

Pals of Baldwin have said he's seriously considering running in 2013 given the Anthony Weiner Twitter photo Weinergate scandal.
 

"Alec said, ‘Hey, maybe this changes the race. The dynamics have shifted,’" a Baldwin pal told iPad newspaper The Daily. "The Democrats need a high-profile candidate, and Alec can fill that bill."

"I wouldn't rule it out," his rep, Matthew Hiltzik, told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week.

Baldwin has hinted that he may leave 30 Rock after this season, and long toyed with going into politics.

In January, Baldwin told CNN's Eliot Spitzer that he was "very interested" in running for office -- only if he could do it in New York City.

“I do believe that people want to believe that someone who deeply cares about the middle class … would like to seek public office,” Baldwin said.

In 2008, he said on 60 Minutes that politics could be his post-acting career: "There’s no age limit on running for office, to a degree… [It's] something I might do, one day.”

As early as 1997, Baldwin -- who is now 53 -- began talking about entering politics as he ages.

"Is this something that I want to do? Yes," he said in a New York magazine cover story. "The men and women that run the world are in their 50s. It takes time to build that kind of thing. I’m 39.”

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