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Kelsey Grammer Eyes Political Office

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Aug. 1 2011, Published 1:36 p.m. ET

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Looks like Frasier star Kelsey Grammer may have a career change of his own at some point. By that we mean from actor to politician in NYC! In a recent interview he not only expressed his political aspirations after he says adios to acting but claimed the leap isn't too far fetched since both actors and politicians need a "narcissistic personality" to succeed. 

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The conservative Republican told The New York Post he plans to run for office at some point. "I have had a great career and extraordinary opportunities.But I look at my political aspirations as that last piece of my life -- where I hope to do something good for people and pay back a little."

Perhaps in the meantime life will imitate art as Kelsey is going to play a fictional Chicago mayor in a drama, Boss, for the Starz network this fall. Political ties are nothing new for the star who has campaigned for candidates and traveled with them, too.

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In the last presidential election he went on the road for Senator John McCain. He explained, "It is not unfamiliar for me to have a point of view that might be considered out of the norm in my community."

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The revelation didn't come to the star overnight, either. Three years ago he suffered a minor heart attack and began to see his life with a new perspective. "I spent several months sort of looking at my own life," he says. "And I just decided I didn't want to have "Hank," last year's unsuccessful sitcom on Fox be my last story.

What do you think? Does Mayor Grammer have a ring to it?

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