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Jerry Springer doesn't see return to politics

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Jerry Springer doesn't see return to politics

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CINCINNATI -- Daytime television host and former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer doesn't see himself getting back into elective politics.

Springer's name has been bandied in recent years in Ohio as a possible Democratic candidate for Congress or governor. But he tells The Cincinnati Enquirer that he's only a year away from turning 70, and with each year, it becomes less likely. But he remains active politically speaking and raising money.

While on city council, Springer was caught in a scandal over paying for sex. He says the incident "probably gets better in terms of legend." He calls it more of an embarrassment than comparable to a politician stealing from the city treasury.

Springer says he doesn't find his free-wheeling tabloid TV show shocking, no more than what is in daily newspapers.

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