Alec Baldwin Downplays the New York Mayor Talk (Video)

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The “30 Rock” star tells David Letterman he’d rather travel with his new girlfriend than lead the city through a hurricane.

Alec Baldwin appears to be getting cold feet when it comes to his political ambitions.

The 30 Rock star made headlines when he talked to the New York Times earlier this month about his desire to run for Mayor of New York City sometimes after the 2013 election. But during an appearance on Late Show With David Letterman Tuesday night, his talk had changed tone.

"It's the old adage you'd hear from people who are interested in politics: I would like to be the mayor, I don't know if I want to run for mayor," he told Letterman when asked about politics. "Running for mayor and being the mayor are two completely different things, and my life is changing: I'm going to do the show for another year, and beyond that, I've got a woman in my life, my girlfriend who is very important to me."

Baldwin introduced his girlfriend, 27-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, on camera.

He went on to say, "Would I rather be handcuffed to the emergency command center in Maspeth during a hurricane, holding down the fort and making sure all the plows are working... or would I rather spend some of that 30 Rock money traveling the world with my girlfriend?"

If he does decide to run for mayor, those words will no doubt come back to haunt him.