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 BloombergBudget impasses mark a critical turning point in Biden's presidency Democrats face bleak outlook in Florida Without drastic changes, Democrats are on track to lose big in 2022 MORE in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, saying he was the best positioned to beat President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response 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 MurphyCongress shows signs of movement on stalled Biden agenda Democrats scramble to satisfy disparate members on spending package Biden employs flurry of meetings to unite warring factions MORE (D-Fla.), Harley RoudaHarley Edwin Rouda'Blue wave' Democrats eye comebacks after losing reelection Former Rep. Rohrabacher says he took part in Jan. 6 march to Capitol but did not storm building Republicans race for distance from 'America First Caucus' MORE (D-Calif.), Max RoseMax RoseMax Rose preparing for rematch with Nicole Malliotakis: report 'Blue wave' Democrats eye comebacks after losing reelection Overnight Defense: Austin takes helm at Pentagon | COVID-19 briefing part of Day 1 agenda | Outrage over images of National Guard troops in parking garage MORE (D-N.Y.) and Bobby RushBobby Lee RushManchin puts foot down on key climate provision in spending bill Overnight Energy: Democrats tout new report to defend KeystoneXL cancellation Democrats argue new report on Keystone pipelines bolsters Biden cancellation  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.