NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Geraldo Rivera, who hosts a weekend show on Fox News Channel, said Thursday he’s seriously thinking about running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey.
“Buckle your seat belts!” said Rivera before announcing, on his radio show on WABC-AM in New York, that he is “truly contemplating” a Senate bid.
He said he has spoken to some people in the New Jersey GOP about a run, but he didn’t say what they told him.
Rivera got a mixed response when he asked his 30,000 Twitter followers how they feel about him challenging either Sen. Frank Lautenberg or Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
At 89, Lautenberg is the oldest sitting U.S. senator. The Democrat hasn’t said if he will seek re-election.