Geraldo Rivera’s possible Senate run ends after ‘36-hour pondering whirlwind’

Geraldo Rivera’s possible Senate run ends after ‘36-hour pondering whirlwind’
Geraldo Rivera participates in "The Celebrity Apprentice" panel at the NBC 2015 Winter TCA on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) (Source: Richard Shotwell)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Much like when talk show host Geraldo Rivera opened an empty Al Capone’s vault in the 1980s, his brief flirtation with a Senate run amounted to nothing.

Rivera on Wednesday tweeted he was considering a run to replace Sen. Rob Portman, a Terrace Park Republican who is not seeking re-election next year.

A day later, he’s no longer considering a Senate run in Ohio, according to our media partners at the Enquirer.

“After a 36-hour pondering whirlwind I’ve decided not to seek public office,” Rivera tweeted Thursday. “Erica and I deeply appreciate the good wishes of those cheering the idea.”

Rivera and his wife, Erica Levy, have lived in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights since 2017, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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