Skip to comments.Geraldo Rivera declares himself a 'moderate Republican' as he eyes U.S. Senate run
Posted on 02/01/2013 5:49:11 PM PST by randita
Geraldo Rivera declares himself a 'moderate Republican' as he eyes U.S. Senate run
By Brent Johnson/The Star-Ledger
on February 01, 2013 at 12:55 PM, updated February 01, 2013 at 5:08 PM
TRENTON It looks like Geraldo Rivera is already prepping his platform.
One day after announcing on his radio show that he is "truly considering" running in 2014 for the U.S. Senate seat now held by New Jersey's Frank Lautenberg, Rivera amped up his message today in a television interview and a column on the Fox News Latino website.
The longtime media personality portrayed himself as a moderate Republican who is fiscally conservative but also supports gay marriage and Roe v. Wade.
"Democrats have a huge registration advantage in New Jersey," Rivera said during a short interview on the Fox News morning show "Fox and Friends." "But I really do believe, as a moderate Republican, there is a point of view that is unrepresented in states like New Jersey. There can be a new vitalization of the Republican party."
Rivera a longtime Fox News TV anchor is the first Republican to publicly express interest in the seat. Although the 89-year-old Lautenberg has not given any indication he won't seek re-election, Newark Mayor Cory Booker recently said he was interested running, and a number of other Democrats are also waiting in the wings. Rivera, 69, a resident of Edgewater in Bergen County and former owner of the Two River Times newspaper in Red Bank, said in today's interview he envisions a Republican Party "we extol the virtues of good business and fiscal policy and fight the deficit and don't advocate the printing of money in obscene amounts just to cover our debts."
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Sure, Whorealdo...and I’m the Easter Bunny.
Just what we need, a 70 year old “republican” who believes in sodomite “marriage” and abortion on demand. The man has always been a liberal and working for Faux News does not change a thing.
Moderate Republican = Democrat.
Maybe he can get Cristie to appoint him to the Senate seat soon to be vacated by Bob Menendez.
“Moderate” republicans are as bad if not worse than the democrats.
They spend all their time trying to moderate the already comatose republicans while the democrats happily goose step their way into full on socialism.
If these moderates really wanted to do some good for America, they would run as democrats and try to moderate the party that actually needs it.
as he described himself, he is saying that a moderate republican is in reality just a cheap liberal.
More like a liberal democrat.
Gee, just what NJ needs ... another “moderate” Republican.
Moderate? RINO? Or an older excited reported who seemed excited during the hunt in Tora Boro for Osama bin laden during the Afghan war?
New Jersey has my sympathies.
Quite possibly to the right of Christi...
Better, or worse than Lautenburg?
Whorealdo would have better luck running as a dimocrat.
RINO doesn’t cut it here. We need another acronym for a full fledged dem running as a Rino.
Forgot the “e”.
And I declare myself a size 2 - but that doesn’t make it so.