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Was Chris Matthews Senate Talk Tease For New MSNBC Deal?

Politico is reporting that Hardball host Chris Matthews is expected to sign a new deal with MSNBC, which would put an end to speculation that he was considering coming home to Pennsylvania to run as a Democrat against U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in 2010. The question, if true: Did Matthews use the Senate talk to drive up his paycheck?

Was Chris Matthews Senate Talk Tease For New MSNBC Deal?

Politico is reporting that Hardball host Chris Matthews is expected to sign a new deal with MSNBC, which would put an end to speculation that he was considering coming home to Pennsylvania to run as a Democrat against U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in 2010.  The question, if true:  Did Matthews use the Senate talk to drive up his paycheck?

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