It's not even unnamed sources! Influential Democrats are urging Jerry Springer to run for Governor in Ohio according to Business Insider.
Ted Strickland is a former Ohio governor who ran for Senate last year. He is one of the 'big names' urging the tabloid TV star to run. Strickland told Business Insider that Springer "certainly would start out with wide name recognition."
"I think he has a very strong ability to communicate what I think is the heart of the Democratic message," Strickland said, pointing to speeches Springer delivered to delegations at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last summer. "I think he is a superb communicator."