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 BloombergEverytown on the NRA lawsuit: 'Come November, we're going to make sure they're out of power, too' Hillicon Valley: Trump raises idea of delaying election, faces swift bipartisan pushback | Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google release earnings reports | Senators ask Justice Department to investigate TikTok, Zoom Meme group joins with Lincoln Project in new campaign against Trump MORE has won the endorsement of Rep. Haley StevensHaley Maria StevensEric Esshaki wins Michigan GOP primary to challenge Haley Stevens The Hill's Campaign Report: Buzz builds around Warren for VP Gun control group rolls out House endorsements 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 John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally 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 BidenBiden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security' Trump got into testy exchange with top GOP donor Adelson: report Blumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Trump team pounces on Biden gaffes The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election Warren urges investment in child care workers amid pandemic MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike trail quip Biden edges closer to VP pick: Here's who's up and who's down Democratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports MORE (D-Mass.).