Is George Clooney Going to Run For Public Office?

By on July 25, 2011

Ocean’s Thirteen actor George Clooney is rumored to be considering a run for public office according to the Las Vegas Sun. For years, Clooney has been fond of Las Vegas. Clooney’s ex-girlfriend Sarah Larson, if you remember, was a waitress at a Vegas hotel.   Thus, it’s no surprise that five years ago, Clooney and nightclub developer and supermodel Cindi Crawford‘s husband Rande Gerber planned to open a retro Vegas resort, Las Ramblas, near the Hard Rock Hotel. The property was supposed to open in 2008, but was scrapped because of the commercial construction slump at the time. 

A source told the Las Vegas Sun that Clooney was in “serious talks” with a business interest with ties to Las Vegas but ultimately abruptly stopped those discussions because eventually Clooney wants to position himself to run for public office, and does not want to be linked to the nightlife and business world of Las Vegas.

Though last February Clooney dismissed rumors that he would run for office despite overtures from the California Democratic Party, the actor has not been shy about sharing his liberal views in public. He has also participated in humanitarian work in the Sudan.

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