Jeff “The Dude” Bridges declines Montana Senate bid – Despite great hair… #senate #montana

Jeff BridgesDon’t even think about it,’ Bridges said his wife told him. | AP Photo


Don’t expect to see actor Jeff Bridges launching a bid for the Senate any time soon.

During an appearance on Howard Stern’s radio program Monday, the actor quelled calls for him to throw his hat in the ring for the Montana Senate seat, which have grown since Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) withdrew following a plagiarism scandal.

“I looked down and I see this thing ‘Jeff Bridges for Senator’ and I said, ‘What?’ … There’s a group of people that have called in and want me to run for senator of Montana, like 1,000 people,” Bridges said of a Web alert, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

However Bridges, well known for his role in “The Big Lebowski,” said his wife nixed any political aspirations. The outlet reported Bridges maintains a residence in the state.

“Don’t even think about it,” Bridges said his wife told him.

petition on encouraging “The Dude” to run has received over 1,000 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon.

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