Longtime television personality and Fox News regular Geraldo Rivera said during his radio show Thursday that he is giving serious consideration to running as a Republican in New Jersey's 2014 U.S. Senate race
“I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said, according to The Hill. “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.”
A splashy move like that would give the GOP some juice in the race, as most of the focus thus far has been concentrated on the Democratic side with the increasingly icy relationship between Lautenberg and Booker. Booker announced last month that he will explore a run for Lautenberg's seat next year, even though the five-term incumbent has yet to disclose his future plans.
Rivera didn't delve into specifics, noting that he is still committed to Fox and his other projects.
“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,” he said. “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."