Geraldo Rivera Mulling Over Run for U.S. Senate


The Star Ledger reports that  “Fox News Media Personality” Geraldo Rivera is considering running as a Republican from New Jersey for a U.S. Senate seat in 2014.
According to The Star Ledger, Rivera said on his radio show, “Fasten your seatbelt. I’ve been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey. I am truly contemplating running for Senate against Frank Lautenberg or Cory Booker in New Jersey.”
According to Rivera, there is an absence of potential Republican candidates who are capable of challenging Newark Mayor Cory Booker, or incumbent U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
Public records list Rivera as a resident of Edgewater, a Bergen County borough on the Hudson River across from New York City, according to the Star Ledger. He previously lived in Middletown Township in Monmouth County and was once the owner and publisher of weekly newspaper the Two River Times in Red Bank.”
When asked about his interest in running, Rivera, 69, said on his radio show, “I’ve got commitments to Fox and here to the radio program, and I’m really having a great time. But I figure at my age, if I’m going to do it, I’ve got to do it.”
Both Fox News and Cumulus Media, which syndicate the Geraldo Rivera show, have not commented. Rivera took to Twitter to ask how his followers would feel of his decision.
If Rivera does secure the Republican nomination, it’s unclear which Democrat he would face. With Lautenberg up for reelection in 2014; he may retire. Booker announced his intention to run for a senate seat.