Days after former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford and Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman said they wouldn't run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Bloomberg claimed either of them could have defeated her. He told the Post that voters would have been "better off" with more choices in the election. According to the Daily News, he called Ford "very qualified" and praised Zuckerman—a close friend and fellow media magnate—as "a very smart guy who really would add an awful lot, I think, to the Senate." Bloomberg hasn't been a big supporter of Gillibrand's, and has called her out for her stance on gun control.