(WASHINGTON) -- The Republican Party is looking for a few good presidential candidates. Is Congressman Peter King one of them?
The outspoken Republican from Staten Island, New York insists he has no designs on the White House, at least for the moment.
King, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, told Politico Wednesday, "I'm not going to Iowa, I'm not going to New Hampshire, I’m not forming an exploratory committee."
Rumblings over the Internet about a possible King candidacy began Tuesday when Long Island Republican Committee chairman Joseph Mondello said that King should definitely throw his hat into the ring.
The longtime lawmaker didn't exactly shut the door on a possible run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 when he told Politico he might be interested "if it takes off."
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