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Steven Seagal Considering a Run for Arizona Governor—Guess What He Thinks Is the United States' No. 1 Problem

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Steven Seagal
Steven Seagal

First, he was Steven Seagal: Lawman. But Steven Seagal...statesman?

Saying that it started out as a joke between him and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the big-screen action hero turned reality-TV deputy says that he would "remotely consider" making a run for governor of Arizona.

"But probably I have a lot of other responsibilities that may be more important to address," the actor, whose aforementioned show chronicled his turn as a deputy in Louisiana, told Phoenix's ABC 15. (Seagal also walked the beat in the area for Steven Seagal: Lawman—The Lost Episodes, airing this month on Reelz.)

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The Under Siege star says that he thinks the No. 1 problem for the country as a whole (so maybe he's aiming for a national post?) is its "open borders"—immigration being a hot-bed issue in Arizona.

"I think that across these borders any kind of terrorism can come—and does come—and I think this is a tremendous oversight by the current administration," Seagal said. "I think that it's a crime, I think that we should really be paying attention to our borders.

"And I think Reagan once said that if you don't have security on your borders you don't have a country."

Ronald Reagan, of course, also being a B-movie star before becoming the governor of California and, ultimately, the still-revered 40th president of the United States. Arnold Schwarzenegger also famously served a term and a half as governor of the Golden State.

Probably running on a very different type of ticket would be Clay Aiken, who is said to be "actively considering" a run for Congress in his native North Carolina.

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