Report: WFTL's Joyce Kaufman Mulls Run For Congress
April 4, 2011 at 3:58 AM (PT)
JAMES CRYSTAL RADIO Talk WFTL-A/WEST PALM BEACH-FORT LAUDERDALE midday host JOYCE KAUFMAN is "seriously considering" running for Congress, reports the SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL. KAUFMAN told a political group in CORAL SPRINGS last week that she might run, noting her role in the election of Rep. ALLEN WEST (R-FL), for whom she was slated to work as Chief of Staff before a comment she made at a Tea Party rally, "if ballots don't work, bullets will," became an issue.
"I remain unconvinced that it would be a good thing for me to go to WASHINGTON, and since God chose to snatch that out of my hands one time last year, I rethought my plan," said KAUFMAN. "But nonetheless I leave my options open. Of course you can't be on talk radio and run for office, and you know I can't shut up."
Later, on the air, KAUFMAN spoke about her plans, saying that she has "not ruled it out. But I have not ruled it in. I am very happy where I am doing what I'm doing. And that must count for something. But I'm also very worried about my country." She added that she is not a Republican and does not know "what the heck to run as."