New York

Mort Zuckerman Mulls Senate Run

Harold Ford Jr. and Larry Kudlow aren’t the only rich men with their eyes on New York’s Senate seat: The New York Times reports that Mort Zuckerman, the real-estate mogul and publisher of the Daily News, is mulling a run as an independent or a Republican for the New York Senate seat held by Kirsten Gillibrand. Zuckerman, who is typically known as a Democrat but could emulate his good friend Michael Bloomberg and run as a Republican or independent, is estimated to have a fortune valued at $2 billion. Sources close to him say that he is considering commissioning a poll to test the possibility of a candidacy.