Celebrities often dabble in politics, and funny gal Fran Drescher, who rose to fame as the grating but loveable live-in help on The Nanny, told Anderson Cooper on his talk show that she has political aspirations of her own.
I was encouraged by actually both sides of the party line to run, Drescher said. It is something that I see on the horizon.
The Flushing, Queens native said she would run from New York and would seek a seat in the Senate.
It's a smaller group, she said. It's 100 people so it's a little more manageable.
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