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Geraldo Rivera is not running for Senate

Geraldo Rivera is a Fox News personality, former talk show host, and likely the first person to ever get a chair thrown at their face during a televised fight involving white supremacists and civil rights activists. But — at least for now — he is not a Senate candidate.

Earlier this week, Rivera, 77, said he was considering running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio). He mulled it over, and the Shaker Heights, Ohio, resident announced on Thursday that he's not throwing his hat in the ring. "After a 36-hour pondering whirlwind, I've decided not to seek public office," Rivera tweeted from Siesta Key, Florida. "Erica and I deeply appreciate the good wishes of those cheering the idea."

If Rivera isn't interested in the gig, maybe Jenny Jones or Sally Jessy Raphael are available.