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Geraldo contemplating run for Senate
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Posted on 01/31/2013 12:17:53 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Geraldo contemplating run for Senate By Jonathan Easley - 01/31/13 02:02 PM ET

Television personality and radio host Geraldo Rivera announced Thursday he’s “truly contemplating” a run for Senate in New Jersey.

“I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” 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.”


New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D), 89, is up for reelection in 2014 but hasn’t announced whether he plans to seek another term.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) has announced he is weighing a bid for the seat, a decision that has frustrated New Jersey Democrats, many of whom feel he was their best shot at unseating Gov. Chris Christie (R).

“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,” Rivera added. “But I figure at my age, if I’m going to do it I’ve got to do it. And there doesn’t seem to be any Republicans ready to work against or run against Corey Booker, the popular Newark mayor.”

Rivera could face a tough primary challenge, however, with reports suggesting that Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick of Westfield, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos of Monmouth County and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno are all weighing bids for the GOP ticket.

No official Republican contenders have emerged so far, and none have much of a national profile. New Jersey hasn’t elected a Republican senator since the 1970s.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
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1 posted on 01/31/2013 12:17:56 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey, that goof ball in Minnesota won, I see no reason why this turd couldn’t doop the masses too.


2 posted on 01/31/2013 12:19:37 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hear he’s already got Al Capone’s vote.


3 posted on 01/31/2013 12:20:25 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jerry Rivers, Senator (D) elect from the 57th state of Puerto Rico.


4 posted on 01/31/2013 12:21:34 PM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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To: Sub-Driver

Would prefer to see Steve Fobes run for this seat....better yet Stuart Varney!


5 posted on 01/31/2013 12:21:50 PM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Sub-Driver

Good. Get him off my damn radio!..........


6 posted on 01/31/2013 12:22:28 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Sub-Driver

Another one I would love see run for this Senate seat is Lou Dobbs.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 12:22:56 PM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, zackly what we need: another gun-hating, open borders, pro-abort Rino.


8 posted on 01/31/2013 12:24:19 PM PST by Salvey
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To: Sub-Driver

Did I read right? He wants to run as a republican? We truly live in bizzaro world


9 posted on 01/31/2013 12:24:19 PM PST by Mom MD (A million people attended Obamas inauguration. 14 of them actually missed work)
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To: Red Badger
Good. Get him off my damn radio!..........

That was my first thought.

10 posted on 01/31/2013 12:29:16 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: driftdiver

I hear he’s already got Al Capone’s vote.

Only if he runs as a Dim


11 posted on 01/31/2013 12:30:22 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver

Hmmm, fake name, fake persona, dishonest, sleezy, low IQ.

Seems like a perfect fit to me.

And oh yeah, he’s ugly too....ugggggly...sort of like Lurch...er...Kerrydork.


12 posted on 01/31/2013 12:32:03 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

There will be TWO seats available very soon. I don’t see how Menendez can last out February with this disgusting scandal.


13 posted on 01/31/2013 12:32:03 PM PST by montag813
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To: Sub-Driver

He could open Frank Lautenberg’s crypt and see what’s in there.


14 posted on 01/31/2013 12:32:03 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sub-Driver

That panty-waist could run as a republican and right-wing RINO consevative in that freakin’ communist state of New Jersey! A Governor Chris Crusty endorsement would be in the bag!


15 posted on 01/31/2013 12:33:37 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Sub-Driver

Just effing perfect.


16 posted on 01/31/2013 12:37:05 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: b4its2late
Hey, that goof ball in Minnesota won, I see no reason why this turd couldn’t doop the masses too.

I had the very same thought.

17 posted on 01/31/2013 12:38:05 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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RIVERA: “. . .And there doesn’t seem to be any Republicans ready to work against or run against Corey Booker, the popular Newark mayor.”

Rivera is from the Michael Bloomberg-Colin Powell School of Republican politics.

18 posted on 01/31/2013 12:38:18 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“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,” Rivera added. “But I figure at my age, if I’m going to do it I’ve got to do it. And there doesn’t seem to be any Republicans ready to work against or run against Corey Booker, the popular Newark mayor.”

A not-too-minor problem is that Geraldo might think he's a libertarian-Republican, but he's really just another lib. Anyway, I'd love to see him run. It would be almost as much fun as Donald Trump running. I'd buy plenty of popcorn!

19 posted on 01/31/2013 12:40:30 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
better yet Stuart Varney!

Excellent idea!

20 posted on 01/31/2013 12:41:45 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The astonishing thing is with this race he is more than willing to once again dump on his ex-wives as you know all of his extramarital cr@p will be front and center. The man cares about nothing save his monstrous ego.
21 posted on 01/31/2013 12:43:03 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Sub-Driver

If it gets that insufferable a-hole off FoxNews, I’m all for it.


22 posted on 01/31/2013 12:43:12 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Puppage

Great minds and all that.... ;-)


23 posted on 01/31/2013 12:43:53 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d be looking forward to the debates. Will there be chair fights?


24 posted on 01/31/2013 12:44:59 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Sub-Driver

IF the Republican Party takes Jerry Rivers as a viable candidate, I will change my voter registration as quickly as I can do so.

I have been a registered Republican voter for over 52 years.

That will end if they cater to that jerk. Especially after how they have treated Sarah Palin.


25 posted on 01/31/2013 12:45:05 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Sub-Driver

we have enough whore aldos in the senate.


26 posted on 01/31/2013 12:45:23 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: driftdiver

“I hear he’s already got Al Capone’s vote.”

Really? Al didn’t say anything at our last sit-down...


28 posted on 01/31/2013 12:46:35 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This guy could be dangerous, folks. Rivera is Jesus to the Hispanic community. I could see his rise to presidency as the ‘Hispanic answer to black 0bama’ and that would SUCK BIG TIME. I know he’s Jewish but he’ll play up the Hispanic roots thing like never seen before.


29 posted on 01/31/2013 12:46:50 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Sub-Driver
The guys an idiot ... but he would be the Senate genius.
31 posted on 01/31/2013 12:52:48 PM PST by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Geraldo...Why don't you map out your plan for us.

Ohhhhhhh...It's a secret you say....Well, that's certainly drawing a line in the sand.

32 posted on 01/31/2013 12:53:56 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“Michael Bloomberg-Colin Powell School of Republican politics” = RINO Univ.


33 posted on 01/31/2013 12:53:56 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: Sub-Driver
New Jersey hasn’t elected a Republican senator since the 1970s.

They would have, if the state supreme court hadn't moved to install Lautenberg.

-PJ

34 posted on 01/31/2013 12:54:54 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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Owww! I just had an acid reflux accident. Managed to hold the puke from spewing all over my keyboard. Just what we need. Another radical left wing extremist demokkkrat to “work for the people”. By that I mean la raza and mecha. This guy is an idiot. My wife went to his show several years ago and like the good girl she is, she voiced an opinion opposite of his when called upon and he didn’t like it. Not one bit. Heheheheh!


35 posted on 01/31/2013 12:55:48 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: rktman

Herjaldo is a HOT HEAD. I can see him picking up a chair and bonking his fellow Senator over the head with it. LOL


36 posted on 01/31/2013 12:59:48 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Sub-Driver

Geraldo
Al Franken
Ashley Judd

What a friggin Freak Show the Senate is gonna be if the Dems get their way.


37 posted on 01/31/2013 1:03:52 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

Geraldo Rivera....the biggest oil source since shale.....


38 posted on 01/31/2013 1:04:17 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: b4its2late
-- Hey, that goof ball in Minnesota won .. --

Exactly what I was thinking.

What state does Paris Hilton hail from?

39 posted on 01/31/2013 1:08:32 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: Sub-Driver

I heard he is drawing up his campaign strategy with a stick in the dirt


40 posted on 01/31/2013 1:09:20 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: driftdiver
I hear he’s already got Al Capone’s vote.

Hey, you dig around long enough in old vaults and you'll eventually turn up something.

41 posted on 01/31/2013 1:10:31 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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I started to cackle at the thought of Geraldo running as a Republican but then two things occurred to me.

1. It is New Jersey, and 2. there isn't much difference between the GOP and the Left anyway.

42 posted on 01/31/2013 1:37:07 PM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (" Undecided Voter: someone who parades their stupidity as proof of their morality." ~David Burge)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, at least that would get him off the radio.


43 posted on 01/31/2013 1:44:52 PM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: Sub-Driver

Geraldo will definitely corner the moron vote. If not, he can employ Franken’s thugs and have them add more ballots with each recount until he is finally declared the winner (of the fraud), JUST like Al Franken.

The Senate is already full of clowns as it is, why not one more??


44 posted on 01/31/2013 1:50:53 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let me add a dose of reality, here, for those who think we still have a two-party system.

We don’t. At best, we have a 1-1/4 party system with Dems and ‘Pubbies being interchangeable. The ‘R’ and the ‘D’ have no meaning, anymore, just the title, ‘Sen.’ or ‘Rep.’


45 posted on 01/31/2013 1:54:42 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why not? We got a President who can’t do his daughter’s 7th grade math homework. BTW, that makes me smarter than the POTUS. Now THAT is scary!


46 posted on 01/31/2013 1:55:06 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama murdered the SEALs.They "were hung out to dry, basically exposed like a set of dog balls,...")
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To: Sub-Driver

If there is ever a reason to start a third party Whorealdo accepted in the Republican Party is it. The sad thing is he has a shot at winning. If you have ever listened to his show (I know it’s painful) he sees everything thru Puerto Rican glasses. No matter what the topic he brings up his “heritage”. Stop and frisk keeps jerks like him safer but too many PR’s are stopped. (Cause gang members carry guns DUH!) on Illegal immigrants he stated most people have never even seen one. Well maybe in your circle of friends Whorealdo but the rest of us peons put up with their rude crap every day, at the grocery store, on the roads, at Home Depot and wherever else they want to start an off the books hiring hall.


47 posted on 01/31/2013 2:06:02 PM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

“Would prefer to see Steve Fobes run for this seat....better yet Stuart Varney!”

I’d rather see JIM Varney run than Geraldo!

“Know what I mean, Vern?”

Unfortunately, he’s been dead far too long to run as a Republican.

Democrat? Maybe not.


48 posted on 01/31/2013 2:10:27 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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Jerry Rivers a Republican??

I guess if elected he will fit in with about 3/4's of the Republican's these days.......

Sigh...........

49 posted on 01/31/2013 2:17:44 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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New Jersey hasn’t elected a Republican senator since the 1970s.

If Geraldo won via the republican party, NJ would still not have elected a republican since the 1970s.
50 posted on 01/31/2013 3:25:38 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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