‘The Giver’ Star Jeff Bridges Will Not Run for Senate Despite Facebook Outcry

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The actor addressed the social media group with over 3,600 supporters on “The Howard Stern Show”

“The Giver” star Jeff Bridges, a.k.a. The Dude, will not be launching a campaign to become a United States senator because Facebook told him to.

The actor addressed a social media group, with over 3,600 supporters, called “Jeff Bridges for Montana U.S. Senator” during an interview on “The Howard Stern Show.”

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While Bridges seemed somewhat flattered over the “Montana citizen’s movement to draft Jeff Bridges,” his wife, Susan Geston, was not in any mood to consider politics.

“I looked down and I see this thing ‘Jeff Bridges for Senator’ and I said, ‘What?'” the actor said on the SiriusXM Radio show on Monday. “There’s a group of people that have called in and want me to run for senator of Montana, like 1,000 people, and I said, ‘Sue?’ And she looks at me and says, ‘Don’t even think about it.'”

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The call to action arrived after Sen. Jon Walsh (D-MT), an Iraq war veteran and former adjutant general of Montana’s National Guard, dropped out of the race after the New York Times reported he plagiarized “at least a quarter” of his thesis paper required to graduate with a master’s degree from the United States Army War College.

Libby Pratt, the Montana businesswoman who started the “draft,” called Bridges a “bullet-proof candidate.”

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“He’s the only candidate where you could post photos of him naked, smoking pot and it wouldn’t affect him,” Pratt told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.