Television personality Geraldo Rivera said on his radio program Thursday that he is "truly contemplating" a run as a Republican candidate for Senate in 2014, per The Hill.
Prior to this news, the action had been entirely on the Democratic side. Newark Mayor Cory Booker has created a federal account in preparation for a Senate run — a move that has greatly antagonized Democratic Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, who has not yet said if he is running for re-election.
Another possible Democratic contender is Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. A number of state officials are also being discussed as candidates or are publicly talking about runs, pending Lautenberg's decision.
Roll Call rates the race as Safe Democratic.