Geraldo Rivera On Senate Run: We Can Revitalize Republican Party

02/01/2013 09:46 am ET

Geraldo Rivera elaborated on his desire to run for Senate in New Jersey on Friday's "Fox and Friends."

On Thursday, Rivera announced on his radio show that he was "truly contemplating" running as a Republican in 2014. When asked on Friday if he was serious, Rivera said that he was.

"I really do believe, as a modern Republican, that there is a point of view that is unrepresented in states like New Jersey," he remarked. "There can be a new vitalization of the Republican Party — a concept where we extol the virtues of good business and fiscal policy, and we fight the deficit, and we don't advocate the printing of money in obscene amounts just to cover the debt."

"Look at that, you've already got your stump speech down," co-host Steve Doocy marveled. He pointed out that Rivera would have to leave television and radio in order to campaign. Rivera said that the race is still a year away, which would give him time to "hone" his message.

When asked again if he might run, he responded, "I very well may," and said that he was discussing it with his wife. He also cautioned though, "I believe in immigration reform, I believe in gay rights and gay marriage, I believe in choice, not obscenely but I believe in Roe v. Wade. You have to take my fiscal positions... with some of these social policies, which aren't in sync with much of traditional GOP politics, at least not in recent years."

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