Geraldo Rivera may be more likely to run for US Senate in New Jersey because Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D) announced his retirement, Yahoo! News reported Saturday.
Lautenberg’s retirement would mean the seat would be open in 2014. Yahoo! notes that a vacant seat would mean that it would be easier for a political outsider like Rivera to have a shot at the Senate.
Rivera first made it known that he was interested in the Senate seat last month. He said that he was “truly contemplating” running in the 2014 election.
Rivera added, “I am and have 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 in New Jersey."
Polls not hot on Geraldo
A poll released earlier this week by Monmouth University was not encouraging to a Geraldo Rivera Senate run. Only a quarter of New Jersey voters say they would be somewhat or very likely to vote for Rivera. But it gets worse, about two-thirds said they would not be likely to cast a ballot for Rivera.
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