The upcoming New Jersey senate race took an unexpected turn Thursday with veteran newsman Geraldo Rivera throwing his hat in the ring.
“I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said on his syndicated radio show.
“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.”
The 69-year-old journalist, who also appears on the Fox News Channel, said he didn’t want to give too many details about his political strategy.
“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 said.
“But I figure at my age, if I’m going to do it I’ve got to do it.’’