Ventura, whose eclectic jobs include Minnesota governor from 1999-2003, book author, movie actor and wrestling champ, turns 57 on July 15--coincidentally the same day as the filing deadline for the Senate seat. Living part-time in Mexico, Ventura says he hasn't yet decided what he will do.So obviously, if Ventura runs, it's a three way race, making it much more interesting, and giving him a real shot at the seat.
If he does take the plunge, he would face incumbent Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken of "Saturday Night Live" fame.
I haven't yet got the Venura interview on my pod-server ... but if you want to listen to it, here it is from WLVL ... it's about half way through.