Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto weren’t just reporting about the election season today. The anchor team is looking to parlay their popularity into a possible run for political office. Kelly and Scotto told Good Day New York viewers about the stunt at the start of today’s show, as they debuted modest campaign signs with their names.
“We’re very close to announcing our candidacies for citywide office,” Kelly said on the WNYW show.
That office wasn’t disclosed, if Kelly and Scotto have even made that determination.
Kelly pointed out that with enough signatures on a petition they could be on the ballot as Independents by August 20.
“We have no agenda yet,” Kelly said.
“Do we have a platform?” Scotto questioned.
“We’ll get to that,” he joked.
They spent a chunk of the “more-relaxed” 9 a.m. portion trying to woo voters on the street, and even guests, to sign their petition.
Scotto suggested going for the “whole gusto” and a run for Mayor.
“That opens us up to all kinds of charges and investigations,” Kelly warned.
He recommended an office that “nobody really cares about.” Asked by Scotto which one, he replied, “You name it. There are plenty to choose from.”
Kelly and Scotto were planning to meet people at a subway station today to gauge interest.