THE WASHINGTON TIMES – JENNIFER HARPER
Talk radio kingpin Michael Savage says he has a week to make up his mind about a big career change. Should he run for the U.S. Senate seat in California, to oppose Sen. Dianne Feinstein, now seeking her fifth term in office?
His 7 million listeners are behind the idea, Mr. Savage says, and his policy agenda for the Golden State is already clear. Sealing the porous southwestern border is at the top of his list, along with ending illegal immigration, lowering taxes, managing the “homeless epidemic” and establishing English as the only language on government documents, including voter ballots.
“I have been the voice of the forgotten in California as radical leftists have devastated my home state. After being approached by a number of people, I am now openly considering the race for the U.S. Senate,” says Mr. Savage.
His potential candidacy has received much news coverage in recent days, though his two biggest home-state newspapers — The Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle — instantly characterized Mr. Savage as “far right.” He believes the political marketplace has changed.