George Clooney “Seriously Considering” Run For Governor, Claims Magazine
“George Clooney is seriously considering a run for public office,” Us Weekly says in its new issue.
A so-called “Washington, D.C. insider” tells the magazine, “George has been talking to politicians about running for office for years.”
“George has said the ultimate goal is to become a U.S. senator, but he knows he would have to hold a position like governor first,” says the Us Weekly “insider.”
The tabloid goes on to cite one “pal” who predicts Clooney “will take that first step in 2018 with a run for California’s governorship.”
Us Weekly also says Clooney’s supposed political aspirations are “one reason” he decided to “fast-track his romance” with Amal Alamuddin, calling the engagement a “strategic move” because “the star aims to shed his bachelor image.”
“He wants to be taken seriously,” a “source” tells the outlet. “He’s ready for a change, so a 2018 run is very plausible.”
If any of this sounds familiar, it’s because Life & Style ran a similar, inaccurate story earlier this month.
There’s nothing like being late and wrong, apparently.
A source close to Clooney once again assures Gossip Cop that the Oscar winner has no intention of running for office.