Geraldo Rivera, host of Fox News' "Geraldo at Large," is considering a run for the U.S. Senate as a Republican from New Jersey, saying that there “doesn’t seem to be any Republicans ready to work against or run against Cory Booker, the popular Newark mayor," Newsmax reported Thursday.
"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," he said on his talk radio program.
“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 added.
He repeated his intention on his official site Friday.
"A lot will happen between now and the elections of November 2014," he wrote. "But let's just say the stars align and my colleagues at Fox News and Cumulus Media let me run as a Republican for the United States senate seat from New Jersey, my home since 1989."
According to Rivera, even though Democrats make up 60 percent of the electorate in that state, "their party is the problem."
Rivera says he believes there should be a normalization of relations with Cuba and Venezuela, and supports "comprehensive immigration reform," which for many, means "amnesty."
On social issues, he says that while he supports Roe v. Wade, he does not generally support late-term abortions and has a problem with government funding of abortion.
"On gay rights," he wrote, "people should be able to marry anyone they want. It is their business, not mine."
Rivera also says that Federal entitlement programs should be "crafted to encourage two parent families."
But, he added, "it's a long way until November 2014."
Rivera discussed his possible run and the GOP on Fox News Friday.
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