More than 50 mayors who once backed Bloomberg throw support behind Biden
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced the endorsement of 55 current and former U.S. mayors who previously backed ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, with the mayors citing the former vice president’s record on issues such as infrastructure, gun control and climate change.
“So many of us stood with Mike Bloomberg because of his passionate advocacy around guns and climate and because he’s done so much to move our communities forward,” Mayor Keith James of West Palm Beach, Fla., said in a statement. “We know Joe Biden is deeply committed to these same goals, and I am excited to help him win Florida.”
“Joe Biden has stood for working men and women, for healthcare for all Americans, and for climate action for decades. We can’t afford another four years of Donald Trump in the White House and I am proud to stand with Joe,” added Mayor Victoria Woodards of Tacoma, Wash.
Other endorsements included former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, Memphis, Tenn., Mayor Jim Strickland and San Francisco Mayor London Breed.
The former vice president also touted his existing mayoral endorsements in the announcement, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is also Biden’s campaign co-chairman, Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot, Atlanta’s Keisha Lance Bottoms and Richmond, Va.’s Levar Stoney.