As if the New Jersey Senate race didn't have enough star power already, Geraldo Rivera (with his arguably just-as-famous mustache) is weighing a run.
Booker is a nationally known Democrat who has achieved bona fide meme status in the eyes of many with his dog-saving escapades and prolific tweeting habits. But Lautenberg, the 89-year-old incumbent Democrat, isn't stepping aside just yet — and he's been blasting Booker on his record as mayor of Newark. And then there's the possibility of a run by Democrat Rep. Frank Pallone, whose fundraising and party ties could make him competitive against Booker.
New Jersey is a deeply blue state, and while the governorship looks to remain safely in Republican hands, it'd be suprising if the Senate seat flipped. But a Rivera matchup would sure be fun to watch.
The potential candidate tweeted Thursday:
Wondering how folks feel about me running in N.J. under GOP banner against either Lautenberg or Booker for U.S. Senate?— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) January 31, 2013