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FIVE QS MICHAEL REAGAN.JPGRepublican Michael Reagan has shot down speculation that he will challenge Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2012, saying he has no plans to jump in the race.

"I am not crazy enough to run. No I am not considering a run for Senate," Reagan wrote today in an email to The Bee.

Buzz that Reagan, the son of former California Governor and President Ronald Reagan, was weighing a bid for U.S. Senate picked up last week as California Republicans gathered for their fall convention in Los Angeles. But the GOP consultant and former radio host dismissed a report that he was mulling a bid in an interview with Fox News and subsequent message to The Bee today.

He told Fox News that he isn't interested in the toll that running for office would take on his family, adding that he is content with his current career path of public speaking and consulting.

While support for re-electing Feinstein has fallen in recent polls, a serious GOP challenger has yet to emerge.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Radio talk show host Mike Reagan, son of former United States President Ronald Reagan, talks on the air at his radio station studio Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)



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