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Geraldo Rivera Considers Running for Senate

The New Jersey Senate race just got a little more interesting.


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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.

Rivera said on his radio show today that he's been talking to some New Jersey Republicans about it and that he's "truly contemplating running for Senate against Frank Lautenberg or Cory Booker."


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:




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