The latest parry in the saga over whether national Republicans want Joe Scarborough to run for the Senate in New York, Florida or anywhere else:
From Rob Jesmer at the National Republican Senatorial Committee: "We will leave it to others to try to ascertain Joe’s motives behind his statement today, but just like the story in the The Hill – it is false.
"In his past conversations with Senator Cornyn, Joe Scarborough had expressed an interest in perhaps running for a U.S. Senate seat in New York. To quote Joe’s own words today, his intent was 'clear and unambiguous' and we took him at his word that his interest was, and is, in New York.
"So not only did Senator Cornyn not ask him to run for the Senate in Florida, but for a number of reasons it stretches the bounds of credulity to even see why he would be considered a strong, viable candidate in Florida this cycle. There are already a number of far stronger candidates looking at the Florida Senate race and we are confident that any one of them can beat Bill Nelson in 2012. But we wish Joe the best of luck in his New York Senate pursuits and we remain fans of his cable show."