03/04/2013 11:00 am ET Updated Mar 04, 2013

Geraldo Rivera Takes Shot At Cory Booker, Possible Senate Opponent, On Twitter

Is Geraldo Rivera getting ready to step into the ring for the New Jersey Senate seat? He recently took a shot at Newark mayor Cory Booker, a potential candidate for the Democratic nomination, on Twitter.

Rivera revealed in January that he is "truly contemplating" running for Senate in New Jersey. On Friday night, he tweeted:

The Star-Ledger reported that Booker did not respond to Rivera's message, but did jump into action on Friday night, sending a police officer to a car accident and posing for a picture with fraternity members on a scavenger hunt. He recently rescued a dog from the cold, and once helped save a woman from a burning building.

Rivera had said that he is thinking about running for Senate against Senator Frank Lautenberg or Booker, who is also considering a bid for the seat. Lautenberg has since announced that he will be retiring after this term.

"There can be a new vitalization of the Republican Party," Rivera said about his potential Senate campaign. He has not announced a decision yet, though the results of a recent poll did not bode well for the Fox News host. Two-thirds of respondents said that they would not be likely vote for Rivera, and 48 percent of Republican respondents also said they would probably not vote for him.

(h/t Star-Ledger)



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