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 Rubens BloombergGiuliani: Bloomberg 'jeopardized' stop and frisk by 'overusing it' Bloomberg calls on Trump to implement firearm background checks The Hill's Campaign Report: Gloves off in South Carolina MORE in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, saying he was the best positioned to beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes 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 MurphyGOP casts Sanders as 2020 boogeyman Sanders under fire from Democrats over praise for Castro regime The Hill's Campaign Report: Democrats reckon with Sanders's rise MORE (D-Fla.), Harley RoudaHarley Edwin RoudaLet engineers make engineering decisions on local infrastructure projects EPA pushes back on Oversight review of ethics program House holds moment of silence for Kobe Bryant MORE (D-Calif.), Max RoseMax RoseVulnerable Democrats fret over surging Sanders Rose, former FBI agent pen op-ed about the danger of global white nationalism: 'Terrorism is terrorism' MLB, Congress play hardball in fight over minor leagues MORE (D-N.Y.) and Bobby RushBobby Lee RushHouse passes historic legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime No exceptions when it comes to our kids' health Ocasio-Cortez suggests a Bloomberg presidency would pave the way for 'a worse Trump' 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.