Longtime New Jersey resident and television and radio personality Geraldo Rivera has announced that he's "truly contemplating" a run for Senate in New Jersey. "I mention this only briefly, fasten your seat belt," Rivera said on his radio show.
"I mentioned this only briefly to my wife... 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.
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 said. "But I figure at my age, if I'm going to do it I've got to do it."
Geraldo Rivera, according a leading New Jersey newspaper, would be a major underdog in a race with such popular Democrats as current Senator Lautenberg and Newark's nationally known mayor, Cory Booker. Booker, if he was to run and win would be the state's first black Senator.
Rivera started his broadcast career in the 1960's as a street reporter on the first "Eyewitness News" team for ABC's New York flagship tv station WABC-TV.
Note: John McCain's daughter Meghan will not be voting for Rivera any time soon. Watch the video.