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San Francisco mayor endorses Bloomberg

San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D) endorsed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, saying he was the best positioned to beat President Trump 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 Murphy (D-Fla.), Harley Rouda (D-Calif.), Max Rose (D-N.Y.) and Bobby Rush (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. 

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