Wondering how folks feel about me running in N.J. under GOP banner against either Lautenberg or Booker for U.S. Senate?
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) January 31, 2013
Media personality Geraldo Rivera said Thursday he's considering running for the Senate in New Jersey as a Republican.
"I’ve been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey. I am truly contemplating running for Senate against [Sen.] Frank Lautenberg or [Newark Mayor] Cory Booker," Rivera said on his radio show Thursday, The Hill reported.
He also tweeted: "Wondering how folks feel about me running in N.J. under GOP banner against either Lautenberg or Booker for U.S. Senate?"
Booker is exploring a Senate run while Lautenberg hasn't said whether he is running for reelection. Whoever the Democratic nominee is would likely begin the general election as a heavy favorite over the GOP nominee, given the state's Democratic tilt.
Rivera hosts "Geraldo At Large" on Fox News Channel as well as a weekday radio show.