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Murdoch: Biden ‘very likely’ wins Dem nomination and will be hard to beat

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch likes Vice President Joe Biden’s chances if he runs for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

“Looks like Biden already running,” Murdoch tweeted late Monday. “Very likely he wins nomination and be hard to beat.”

Murdoch’s comments come as Biden reportedly nears a decision on a third Oval Office bid.

During a Labor Day speech in Pittsburgh on Monday, Biden heard chants of, “Run, Joe, run.”

“I gotta talk to my wife about that,” the vice president told one supporter.

Beau Biden, Joe Biden’s son, died in May after a prolonged battle with brain cancer and reportedly urged his father to make a final attempt at becoming president.

Joe Biden has since repeatedly argued that he is uncertain if he has the emotional energy for seeking the nation’s highest office.

He has met top Democratic figures like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in recent months as rumors circulate about his 2016 intentions.

Biden’s potential entrance into the 2016 Democratic presidential primary would give Hillary Clinton, the party’s current front-runner, a major challenge for the nomination.

Clinton’s support is gradually eroding across multiple national polls amid voter concerns over her use of a personal email server during her tenure as secretary of State.

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