Geraldo Rivera may run for the Senate

“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.”…

“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 Corey Booker, the popular Newark mayor.”

Rivera could face a tough primary challenge, however, with reports suggesting that Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick of Westfield, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos of Monmouth County and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno are all weighing bids for the GOP ticket.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • whowon

    Please no, another Hollywood type thinking their opinions are so important.

  • devilschild

    You can’t write this stuff…the best comedy just happens.

  • bman

    Geezus. I suppose anything is possible. I mean just think about it; 2 actors from the movie Predator became governors. I’m waiting for Carl Weathers to throw his hat into the ring.

    • Matthew Hawkins

      Its spelled Jesus, your misspelling doesn’t change the blasphemy, if you believe it that stuff.

      • Bman

        I know how to spell ‘Jesus’. I said ‘Geezus’. I’m glad we have a blashemy police here. Thank you Matthew! Oh shoot! Is saying ‘Matthew’ blashemy as well??

  • Matthew Hawkins

    This will be a fun campaign.

  • camsaure

    The funniest or maybe the most outrageous is that he want to run as a republican. What the heck was he in Bismarck observing our state RINOs? Does he think he will try this on the national scene?

  • Kevin Flanagan

    His contract with FOX News must be up and he knows it won’t get renewed.

  • ec99

    My advice would be for him to follow the lead of Bobby Kennedy and Hillary Clinton: run in New york. Voters there love carpet baggers.

  • Neiman

    He is a perfect candidate for Rob, he is a fiscal conservative, limited government, clean up entitlements and extreme social liberal.

    I have watched this self promoting fool for decades and he should have served time in jail for some of his antics or shot by soldiers; but he could win as voters love movie star types.