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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 BloombergBiden's great challenge: Build an economy for long-term prosperity and security The secret weapon in Biden's fight against climate change Sanders celebrates Biden-Harris victory: 'Thank God democracy won out' MORE has won the endorsement of Rep. Haley StevensHaley Maria StevensDemocrat Haley Stevens hangs on to Michigan House seat Chamber-endorsed Dems struggle on election night US Chamber of Commerce set to endorse 23 House freshman Democrats 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 TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race 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 BidenMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Biden says staff has spoken with Fauci: 'He's been very, very helpful' MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden: 'Difficult decision' to staff administration with House, Senate members Hillicon Valley: YouTube suspends OANN amid lawmaker pressure | Dems probe Facebook, Twitter over Georgia runoff | FCC reaffirms ZTE's national security risk Biden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden: 'Difficult decision' to staff administration with House, Senate members The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience On The Money: Biden to nominate Yellen for Treasury secretary | 'COVID cliff' looms | Democrats face pressure to back smaller stimulus MORE (D-Mass.).