Rupert Murdoch Encourages Michael Bloomberg To Enter 2016 Race

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January 27, 2016 2:26 p.m.

With his Fox News channel in a spat with one New York City billionaire running for president, News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday seemed to urge another to jump in the race.

Murdoch tweeted that this was the “last chance” for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to run for president:

The New York Times reported on Saturday that Bloomberg is considering a presidential bid, especially if Republicans nominate Donald Trump and Democrats choose Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Murdoch’s tweet about Bloomberg comes as Donald Trump plans to boycott a Thursday debate hosted by News Corp’s Fox News channel.

According to a Morning Consult poll conducted in January, Bloomberg would receive 13 percent support in a three-way general election race with Trump and Hillary Clinton. The poll found that Bloomberg’s entrance into the race would hurt Clinton more than Trump.

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