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August 24, 2009 01:50 PM

Sen. Joe Lieberman isn’t exactly shaking in his boots over the notion of a challenge to his office from Alec Baldwin.

On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, Lieberman responded with a chuckle to the 30 Rock actor’s claim in a recent Playboy interview that he’d consider moving to Connecticut to run against Lieberman.

“You know, make my day,” the Democrat, 67, told CNN’s John King with a laugh.

In the July/August issue of Playboy, Baldwin, 51, who is known for being politically outspoken, was asked if he would ever run for office. “I have sometimes thought I could move to New Jersey or Connecticut and run,” he said. “I’d love to run against Joe Lieberman. I have no use for him.”

Baldwin added, though, that it’s probably just a fantasy. “I’m a carry-me-out-in-a-box New Yorker,” he said.

In the CNN interview, Lieberman added: “I respect Alec Baldwin as an actor and as a comedian, and if he wants to run, that’s his right.”

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