Bloomberg wins endorsement from Democrat who flipped Michigan seat

Bloomberg wins endorsement from Democrat who flipped Michigan seat
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Democratic presidential hopeful Michael BloombergMichael BloombergDemocrats face bleak outlook in Florida Without drastic changes, Democrats are on track to lose big in 2022 Bidens, former presidents mark 9/11 anniversary MORE has won the endorsement of Rep. Haley StevensHaley Maria StevensWHIP LIST: How House Democrats say they'll vote on infrastructure bill Katie Hill launches effort to protect Democratic majority in House Biden approval ratings drop in seven key congressional districts: GOP-aligned poll MORE (D-Mich.), a freshman lawmaker who flipped a GOP-held seat in 2018.

Stevens said she believes the former New York City mayor would fight for working families and achieve an infrastructure deal if he’s elected president.

“I know Mike Bloomberg will help grow Michigan's manufacturing economy, because I worked with him in the past to create advanced manufacturing jobs,” said Stevens. 

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“I'm endorsing Mike Bloomberg for president because he has the experience to unite the country and defeat Donald Trump this fall, and I am eager to work with him to tackle our toughest problems and strengthen the middle class, lower healthcare costs, and fight climate change,” she continued. 

Bloomberg made a late entry into the 2020 primary race, officially launching his campaign in November. He’s sought to make up ground by not contesting the first four nominating states and instead blitzing Super Tuesday on March 3, when more than a dozen states hold primary contests. He has propped up his bid with an ad campaign backed by hundreds of millions of dollars.

He’s also been buoyed by a string of endorsements from front-line members of the House who face tough reelection bids, such as Stevens.

The Michigan congresswoman's November race is rated as "lean Democratic" by The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election handicapper. 

“Congresswoman Haley Stevens has been a leader on economic recovery and revitalization, and she sees through President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE’s empty rhetoric,” said Bloomberg. “I’m honored to have her support, and I’m ready to work with her to bring more good jobs with higher pay to all the Michiganders who have been shortchanged by the Trump administration.”

A RealClearPolitics average of recent national polls shows the billionaire candidate at 10.6 percent support, placing him in fourth place behind former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDon't let partisan politics impede Texas' economic recovery The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenTreasury says more rental aid is reaching tenants, preventing evictions 11 senators urge House to pass .5T package before infrastructure bill Senate Democrats seeking information from SPACs, questioning 'misaligned incentives' MORE (D-Mass.).