Report: Republicans approached Mark Cuban about third-party bid
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Anti-Trump Republicans courted Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to run for president in a third-party bid, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

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Cuban, who rejected the advances, nonetheless expressed confidence in his ability to take on the presumptive GOP presidential nominee in an election.

“He could come after me all he wanted, and he knows I would put him in his place,” Cuban told the Post. “All that said, again, I don’t see it happening. There isn’t enough time.”

ABC’s “Shark Tank” host declined to name the Republicans who approached him with the offer, but he said they told him that his “bluster and volume, combined with substance and the ability to connect with voters on a more personal basis,” would make him a viable candidate.