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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 hes 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 Ive 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 hasnt 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).
Im not going to drill this out, because obviously Ive got commitments to Fox and to here at the radio program and Im really having a great time, Rivera added. But I figure at my age, if Im going to do it Ive got to do it. And there doesnt 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 hasnt elected a Republican senator since the 1970s.
Hey, that goof ball in Minnesota won, I see no reason why this turd couldn’t doop the masses too.
I hear he’s already got Al Capone’s vote.
Jerry Rivers, Senator (D) elect from the 57th state of Puerto Rico.
Would prefer to see Steve Fobes run for this seat....better yet Stuart Varney!
Good. Get him off my damn radio!..........
Another one I would love see run for this Senate seat is Lou Dobbs.
Yeah, zackly what we need: another gun-hating, open borders, pro-abort Rino.
Did I read right? He wants to run as a republican? We truly live in bizzaro world
That was my first thought.
I hear hes already got Al Capones vote.
Only if he runs as a Dim
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.
There will be TWO seats available very soon. I don’t see how Menendez can last out February with this disgusting scandal.
He could open Frank Lautenberg’s crypt and see what’s in there.
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!
Just effing perfect.
I had the very same thought.
Rivera is from the Michael Bloomberg-Colin Powell School of Republican politics.
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!
If it gets that insufferable a-hole off FoxNews, I’m all for it.
Great minds and all that.... ;-)
I’d be looking forward to the debates. Will there be chair fights?
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.
we have enough whore aldos in the senate.
“I hear hes already got Al Capones vote.”
Really? Al didn’t say anything at our last sit-down...
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.
Ohhhhhhh...It's a secret you say....Well, that's certainly drawing a line in the sand.
“Michael Bloomberg-Colin Powell School of Republican politics” = RINO Univ.
They would have, if the state supreme court hadn't moved to install Lautenberg.
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!
Herjaldo is a HOT HEAD. I can see him picking up a chair and bonking his fellow Senator over the head with it. LOL
What a friggin Freak Show the Senate is gonna be if the Dems get their way.
Geraldo Rivera....the biggest oil source since shale.....
Exactly what I was thinking.
What state does Paris Hilton hail from?
I heard he is drawing up his campaign strategy with a stick in the dirt
Hey, you dig around long enough in old vaults and you'll eventually turn up something.
1. It is New Jersey, and 2. there isn't much difference between the GOP and the Left anyway.
Well, at least that would get him off the radio.
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??
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.’
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!
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 its 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 PRs 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.
“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.
I guess if elected he will fit in with about 3/4's of the Republican's these days.......