RNC Chair: ‘It Would Be Blessing’ If Bloomberg Ran For White House

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January 28, 2016 7:15 p.m.

Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus had a message for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he eyes an independent run for the White House: bring it on. It will help the GOP.

Priebus said that “I think it would be a blessing, but he’s not going to do it.”

Bloomberg had said that if the presidential race comes down to Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) or Donald Trump, he may run.

Priebus said that if Bloomberg jumped into the race that New York would be “in play. Pennsylvania will be in play, Connecticut might be in play.”

“I think that he would actually help the Republicans if he was on the ballot,” Prieubs said.

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