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.