Val Kilmer for New Mexico Governor

February 7, 2009

Santa Fe, NM – Holy hornet’s nest, Batman! The New Mexico governor’s mansion?

Fresh from the inauguration, actor Val Kilmer is pondering running for governor in 2010, when Democrat Bill Richardson’s second term ends.

“I’m just looking for ways to be contributive,” Kilmer told The Associated Press on Thursday. “And if that ends up being where I can make a substantial contribution, then I’ll run.”

Kilmer said if he ran it wouldn’t have to be a conventional campaign. While the actor decides, he’s getting out and about and has been listening to people — something he says he’s pretty good at.

“What I do for a living is listen,” he said, making a bold prediction: “If I run, I’m going to be the next governor.”

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