The 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:
“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.”
Zuckerman’s candidacy is already being credited with knocking out one possible candidate: Harold Ford Jr.
More details about Murdoch’s commentary coming up.