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February 01, 2013

Geraldo Rivera thinking of Senate bid

Geraldo Rivera for Senate? The Newark Star-Ledger and The Hill reports that he's thinking about it.

According to articles in both publications, Rivera told his radio show, “I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt. 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.”

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a Democrat, faces re-election next year, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker is considering challenging him for the Democratic nomination.

“I’m not going  to drill this out, because obviously I’ve got commitments to Fox and to here at  the radio program and I’m really having a great time,” Rivera added. “But I  figure at my age, if I’m going to do it I’ve got to do it. And there doesn’t  seem to be any Republicans ready to work against or run against Cory Booker,  the popular Newark mayor.”

Rivera would run as a Republican.

To read more:http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/01/geraldo_rivera_says_he_may_cha.html


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