Murdoch floats John Kerry as last-minute Dem 2016 candidate

News Corp. boss Rupert Murdoch is floating Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryDeval Patrick's 2020 entry raises stakes in New Hamphire Growing 2020 field underscores Democratic divide The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary MORE as a Democratic presidential nominee as Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonImpeachment hearings don't move needle with Senate GOP GOP divided over impeachment trial strategy 'Too Far Left' hashtag trends on Twitter MORE’s candidacy “sinks.” 

“Watch Hillary’s candidacy sink and sink,” Murdoch tweeted Saturday morning. “Nobody buying and more big trouble coming on emails. Dems looking for a replacement. John Kerry?”


The Fox News owner donated to Clinton’s presidential primary campaign in 2008, and said in 2014 he could see himself supporting Clinton in 2016 depending “on the Republican candidate totally.” 

In January, Murdoch urged former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergBloomberg apologizes for 'stop-and-frisk' ahead of possible 2020 bid The Democratic race for president may not sort itself out Deval Patrick's 2020 entry raises stakes in New Hamphire MORE to enter the 2016 race amid Fox News’ feud with Republican front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE

“This is Bloomberg’s last chance,” Murdoch tweeted. “You never know until your hat in in the ring!” 

Bloomberg has said he is considering a third-party run if Clinton does not win the Democratic nomination.