NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Geraldo Rivera, who hosts a weekend show on Fox News Channel, said Thursday he’s seriously thinking about running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey.
“Buckle your seat belts!” said Rivera before announcing, on his radio show on WABC-AM in New York, that he is “truly contemplating” a Senate bid.
He said he has spoken to some people in the New Jersey GOP about a run, but he didn’t say what they told him.
At 89, Lautenberg is the oldest sitting U.S. senator. The Democrat hasn’t said if he will seek re-election.
No Republican has formally announced an interest in running.
Rivera, who is 69, said he has commitments to Fox and the radio show, but “I figure at my age if I’m going to do it, I gotta do it.”
The New Jersey Republican party did not return an email asking for comment.