Geraldo Rivera Considering Running For U.S. Senate from New Jersey


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Television personality Geraldo Rivera announced on his radio show this morning that he is considering seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2014, according to The Hill.

“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.”

Riviera is a former Monmouth County resident and the former owner of The Two River Times.  He currently lives in Edgewater, Bergen County.

The Hill says Rivera could face a tough primary should he seek the nomination.

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.

Don’t count on that.  If Rivera is willing to spend his own millions on a Senatorial run, the NJ GOP would clear the decks for him, barring another televison personality with millions to spend, like Lou Dobbs, getting into the race.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 U.S. Senate race | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments »

10 Comments on “Geraldo Rivera Considering Running For U.S. Senate from New Jersey”

  1. Chris said at 3:10 pm on January 31st, 2013:

    But Geraldo is a Dem!! Why would he run on the GOP ticket? Pulling a Bloomberg?

  2. Charles M said at 3:27 pm on January 31st, 2013:

    No way I would vote for Rivera! Joe Kyrillos and Lou Dobbs, are good!

  3. Geraldo for NJ Senate?The Save Jersey Blog | The Save Jersey Blog said at 3:29 pm on January 31st, 2013:

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  4. Geraldo can switch Like Mazzola said at 3:59 pm on January 31st, 2013:

    Hey, if Jeff Cantor and Carol Mazzola can switch to Dems, why can’t Geraldo switch to being a Repub.??

    Guadagno…foughedtabout! She has the pension issue hanging over her head from the Sheriff’s Department.

  5. brian said at 4:28 pm on January 31st, 2013:

    lf the NJgop allows this fraudulant huckster to run under their banner—then every single one of them should be executed in the town square(s)—and i volunteer to put a bullet in every head——bad enough we have a pretend republican governor…………..

  6. Bob English said at 6:22 pm on January 31st, 2013:

    I would not want him to run as a D or an R…how about running for his local Borough Council or School Board first if he wants to get involved? There are many people I would vote for irregardless of party before I ever voted for him.

  7. Lois said at 6:37 pm on January 31st, 2013:

    —–a big Ick. ANYBODY but Giraldo. To me he slides all over the place on the issues, always manages to insert his personal beliefs/preferences into any conversation— and is nothing but a big Lib. With a huge (underline that) ego.

  8. GOYA!! said at 6:53 pm on January 31st, 2013:

    True to form, the mouths of GOP establishment types all over NJ are watering.

    Remember Forrester, Eastabrook, Unanue, Siprele, prior experience has nothing to do with it.


  9. What the hell said at 9:11 pm on January 31st, 2013:

    If the Dems can baptize a “name” to grab a seat, why not the R’s? The names floating around so far are less than inspiring, and once again, it’ll take someone quirky with a known name, to even make a dent with this dumb NJ electorate. We all know experience,and standing for basic American principles and the Constitution no longer matter , and, our OTHER US Senator sure is becoming a joke, so I say: “Viva, Geraldo! ” Visions of fun, salsa bands,and great foods at his events,are popping through! Let’s throw caution to the wind and for once, avoid a certain blowout!-C’mon folks, it’s the world of Hollywood and Obamaland: at least the guy respects our military,and has actually been with the troops,and gets our place in this world! Sign me up!

  10. Name (required) said at 6:47 am on February 1st, 2013:

    Sam Thompson just got wood for the first time since 2010