San Francisco mayor endorses Bloomberg

San Francisco mayor endorses Bloomberg
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San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D) endorsed former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Liberals embrace super PACs they once shunned .7 billion expected to be spent in 2020 campaign despite coronavirus: report MORE in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, saying he was the best positioned to beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpFauci says his meetings with Trump have 'dramatically decreased' McEnany criticizes DC mayor for not imposing earlier curfew amid protests Stopping Israel's annexation is a US national security interest MORE in the general election. 

“He has the ability to beat Donald Trump this November, and that is of the most concern to me," Breed told the San Francisco Chronicle.

“If there was someone else who could [beat Trump], I would be supporting them," she continued but added she would support whoever wins the party's nomination. 

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Breed also said Bloomberg's “track record of what he’s done as New York City mayor and what he’s done afterward has been significant.”

The mayor said she would advise Bloomberg's campaign on a number of issues including employment, climate change and housing. 

Breed's endorsement is the latest for Bloomberg, who scored his first congressional endorsements earlier this month from Reps. Stephanie MurphyStephanie MurphyExpanding tax credit for businesses retaining workers gains bipartisan support Congress must fill the leadership void Overnight Health Care: Pence press secretary tests positive for coronavirus | Watchdog recommends ousted vaccine expert be temporarily reinstated | Health care industry loses 1.4 million jobs MORE (D-Fla.), Harley RoudaHarley Edwin RoudaGloves come off as Democrats fight for House seat in California Gun control group rolls out House endorsements Human Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary MORE (D-Calif.), Max RoseMax RoseGun control group rolls out House endorsements Max Rose calls on Trump to use Defense Production Act to ensure small businesses have PPE 125 lawmakers urge Trump administration to support National Guard troops amid pandemic MORE (D-N.Y.) and Bobby RushBobby Lee RushHouse coronavirus bill aims to prevent utility shutoffs Jimmy Kimmel mocks Pence delivery of PPE Delta, American Airlines to mandate face coverings during US flights MORE (D-Ill.).

While Bloomberg will not be on the ballot for the first four Democratic nominating contests, his campaign has poured resources into the Super Tuesday states scheduled to vote on March 3. 

Bloomberg has hired more than 800 staffers, including 500 field organizers across 30 states, since entering the crowded primary in November.