Steven Seagal Mulling Run for Arizona Governor

5:17 PM PST 01/04/2014 by The Associated Press
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The action star, who is friendly with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, says he wants to increase border security.

PHOENIX (AP) — Action-movie star Steven Seagal says he is considering a run for Arizona governor.

The Marked for Death actor told KNXV-TV that he is considering a shot at the state's highest office and has had a talk about the bid with the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America.

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The 61-year-old made the comments while talking about his newly released reality series Steven Seagal - Lawman: Maricopa County.

Seagal teamed up with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for the show that was shot in Arizona and airs on cable TV's Reelz Channel.

The martial arts expert is a member of Arpaio's posse, made up of 3,000 unpaid civilians. He also has been deputized with sheriff's offices in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana and says he wants to increase border security.

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