Talk show and radio host personality Geraldo Rivera announced he plans to run for Senate for the state of New Jersey in November 2014, but could lose both his television and radio gig.
Rivera will run against probable incumbent, Frank Lautenberg, who has been holding the New Jersey Senate seat since 1982.
Lautenberg currently shares the senate with Democrat, Bob Menendez.
The Hispanic controversial host put the word out that he wants to run for Senate in the state in which he lived in since 1989, but also has some stiff competition, and risks losing all his current shows.
To run for Senate, you obviously would have to commit 100%, which will obviously force Rivera to pull time away from his jobs, but Fox News have already stated that if Rivera runs, they will drop him.
Geraldo Rivera, 69 wants to run as a Republican, and could go up against long-time Democrat and current Senator, Lautenberg, but there is no word if the long-standing Senator will run again or retire. Lautenberg will be 90-years-old by November of 2014.
The other competition Rivera could go up against is also Democrat Newark Mayor, Cory Booker; a man who in New Jersey’s eyes has been very helpful and worthy of the state.
Rivera also admitted in his TV show website, “Geraldo at Large,” that Lautenberg is “admirable” and Cory Booker is “charismatic.” Rivera is also aware that New Jersey is identified as 60% Democrat.
The long-time controversial television talent has some serious shoes to fill, and lots to think about, and risks being unemployed.
Do you think Geraldo Rivera should stay put and keep his talk shows, or move forward and bully his way to become a New Jersey Senator? Your comments are welcomed.