CINCINNATI — Daytime television host and former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer doesn’t see himself getting back into elective politics.
Springer’s name has been bandied in recent years in Ohio as a possible Democratic candidate for Congress or governor. But he tells The Cincinnati Enquirer that he’s only a year away from turning 70, and with each year, it becomes less likely. But he remains active politically speaking and raising money.
While on city council, Springer was caught in a scandal over paying for sex. He says the incident “probably gets better in terms of legend.” He calls it more of an embarrassment than comparable to a politician stealing from the city treasury.
Springer says he doesn’t find his free-wheeling tabloid TV show shocking, no more than what is in daily newspapers.