Geraldo Rivera a Republican?
Fox News host Geraldo Rivera says that he is contemplating running for US Senate in New Jersey in 2014. Rivera would either be running against incumbent 89 year old Sen. Frank Lautenberg or Newark Mayor Cory Booker. However, Geraldo is no shoe in to be the GOP candidate for US Senate as there will be other challenges from GOP candidates like include state Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick of Westfield, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos of Monmouth County and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. Nothing has been finalized yet. If Geraldo does run for Senate he will have to give up his day job at Fox News.
Geraldo Rivera, the host of a Fox News show, said Thursday that he is “seriously contemplating running” for the U.S. Senate in his home state of New Jersey.
Rivera would be running for the seat that Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who is 89 and a Democrat, now occupies. Lautenberg is up for reelection in 2014 and has not confirmed whether he will run again.
Rivera said he would run as a Republican.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat, has made it known that he is considering running for the seat.
“I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said on his radio show. “I mentioned this only briefly to my wife … but I am and 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.”