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Geraldo Rivera

I Wanna Run For Senate ...

'Cause Jersey Needs Me

3/19/2013 2:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Geraldo Rivera
says he's got a real shot at winning a coveted Senate seat in New Jersey ... telling TMZ ... it's what the PEOPLE want and NEED.

Our photog ran into Rivera on the streets of NYC this weekend and asked him all about his potential Senate bid as a Republican candidate -- which he's been tiptoeing around the last few weeks.

Rivera says he hasn't made up his mind whether he'll run or not ... but from judging from our little encounter with the guy, it's only a matter of time until he officially enters the race.

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31.

tver    

No, no, no and NO! We don't want you here...go away.

519 days ago
32.

buzz kill    

Hey Giraldo! If you want to run for office you might try Mexico City.

519 days ago
33.

Oval Beach    

Geraldo Rivera is a DOUCHE!!!!

519 days ago
34.

21stcent    

He's just running for the health care benefits and pension.

519 days ago
35.

SB    

let him pick up trash in NJ - just get him off KABC.

519 days ago
36.

kitnplayn    

I think the Senate has enough horndogs.

519 days ago
37.

Arcadia Rink    

Cory Anthony Booker has this in the bag!

519 days ago
38.

Jillian    

Is he serious...? LOL!!!!!

519 days ago
39.

What You Really Want To See    

New Jersey needs Rivera like I need a festering carbuncle on my ass... Eat dick and choke gerry.

519 days ago
40.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

can i say ****? this man is a ****

519 days ago
41.

cristiana    

oh heck no!

519 days ago
42.

BB not bb    

"What the people want and need" is not a campaign platform. He is all hype. He jumped on the hoodies are evil bandwagon to make Treyvon Martin into a martyr instead of a criminal killed while trying to murderan innocent nigh****chman.


He exploited human drama and emotions on his talk show, to the point where his guests even beat him up and threw a chair in his face, breaking his nose. He is just a sensationalist and not a real professional. I am sure he will approach politics the same way that he approaches journalism.


NJ politics are an extreme mess. They need someone with honesty and integrity, not more hype and self servingness. It is a cess pool of criminals and elitist money grubbers.


A poor person could not own a house there due to high taxes, even if the house were given to them for free. Some one bedroom shack in the woods on a fifth of an acre would have $3,000 a year in property taxes. What do you get for you money? A porticoed school lobby and fat lazy municipal workers driving around the streets on backhoes while throwing cigarette butts at you.


Geraldo has turned into a silly enterainer and people pleaser. He doens't have the backbone to really get things done. I think he represents sleaziness. That is something that NJ needs less of.


The governor is running around acting like sleaziness is cool. He acts like because he is the governor, he can call names and disrespect whoever he wants. Geraldo might fit right in with the TV star mentality, but that is not what is best for the people of NJ.

519 days ago
43.

Kaaka    

Can i add my desire for Geraldo in the Senate is solely for entertainment purposes lol , I'm a independent so there is no skin off my back one way or the other.

519 days ago
44.

DownSouth    

This Just In!!! GERALDO vows to sniff out every grain of cocaine in Jersey, whether he's elected or not.

519 days ago
45.

StanSki    

HA! Why not? The gubment is full of fruitcakes already. What's one more? He'll swing nicely like all the rest.

519 days ago
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