Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday that Republicans would be happy if former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a third-party run for the White House.

"I don't really view it as a third party. I just view it as another Democrat, so you'll have two Democrats running and splitting their vote," Priebus said on CNN's "Wolf." 

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Priebus mentioned the former New York City mayor's push for gun control and his effort to tax sugary drinks in New York, two things that are reviled by the right.
 
"The guy's a liberal Democrat, so great," Priebus said. "We'll take it."
 
Bloomberg acknowledged for the first time earlier this week that he is eyeing a presidential campaign.