Senator Joseph Lieberman said on Sunday that he was more than ready to take on an election challenge from 30 Rock star and longtime Democratic activist Alec Baldwin.
"Make my day," the Connecticut independent told CNN's "State of the Union." "I respect Alec Baldwin as an actor and as a comedian, and if he wants to run, that's his right."
A Baldwin-Lieberman match-up would draw an intense amount of political attention, instantaneously becoming the most-watched Senate race of the cycle. But the showdown wouldn't come until 2012. And while Baldwin has hinted his desire to boot Lieberman from Congress -- "I have no use for him," he told Playboy Magazine -- he's also declared that he's not running.
"Lastly, no I am not moving to Connecticut to run against Joe Lieberman," Baldwin wrote in a July column for the Huffington Post. "As much as I think Lieberman is an enormous letdown to the party that gave him their nomination for vice president, I am sure that Democratic Party leaders in that state will take care of themselves."