New Jersey voters are accustomed to pugnacious politicians who scrap their way to power and personify the best and worst traits of the Garden State. (See: Gov. Chris Christie, who wears the state’s reputation for toughness like a badge of honor.) The murky swamp that is New Jersey politics is home to some crafty critters, so residents shouldn’t have blinked when Geraldo Rivera recently announced he was contemplating a run for U.S. Senate.
“I mention this only briefly … fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said on his radio program late last week. “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.”
Rivera, a Fox News personality, followed up with several tweets confirming his interest.
The Latino vote returned President Obama to the White House in 2012 It will be decisive in the 2014 race for the Senate seat from New Jersey—
Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) February 03, 2013