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Geraldo: I May Run for NJ Senate Seat

Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 04:17 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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The upcoming New Jersey senate race took an unexpected turn Thursday with veteran newsman Geraldo Rivera throwing his hat in the ring.

"I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt," Rivera said on his syndicated radio show.

"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."
 
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The 69-year-old journalist, who also appears on the Fox News Channel, said he didn’t want to give too many details about his political strategy.

“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 said.

“But I figure at my age, if I’m going to do it I’ve got to do it.’’

He added that there “doesn’t seem to be any Republicans ready to work against or run against Cory Booker, the popular Newark mayor.”

Lautenberg is up for re-election in 2014 but hasn’t said whether he’ll seek another term. Booker, a Democrat, is weighing a run for the seat.

According to The Hill, Rivera would likely face a tough primary challenge, with Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick state Sen. Joe Kyrillos and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno said to be weighing bids for the GOP ticket.

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