Murdoch on Mort for Senate


l OTRRupert Murdoch 0 199x300 Murdoch on Mort for SenateThe Observer‘s Dana Rubinstein, who is at the REBNY lunch where Rupert Murdoch is speaking, emailed to say that Murdoch “voiced support” for Mort Zuckerman as a potential challenger to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

A second person at the event confirmed the remarks, and sent along this quote from Murdoch:

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“You probably thought you’d never hear me say this about a rival publisher, but Mort Zuckerman would improve the Senate race just by his entry.”

Murdoch’s Post recently endorsed Zuckerman, though in the past the paper has not been kind.

Zuckerman’s candidacy is already being credited with knocking out one possible candidate: Harold Ford Jr.

More details about Murdoch’s commentary coming up.