D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Thursday that she is endorsing Michael Bloomberg for the 2020 presidential election.
In a Twitter message, the mayor said “We can resolve our most pressing problems if we have the right leader to turn innovative ideas into reality. Mike Bloomberg is a problem-solver with a proven track record of getting things done. He’s a mentor and friend and I’m proud to endorse him for president.”
The tweet included a poster of Bowser bearing another message, further explaining why she decided to support Bloomberg. She wrote that the billionaire businessman was the only candidate that is able to unify the nation “and defeat Donald Trump.”
We can resolve our most pressing problems if we have the right leader to turn innovative ideas into reality@MikeBloomberg is a problem-solver with a proven track record of getting things done. He’s a mentor & friend & I’m proud to endorse him for president. #MikeWillGetItDone pic.twitter.com/40jBr4XxSz
— Muriel Bowser (@MurielBowser) January 30, 2020
Bowser’s endorsement followed Bloomberg’s recent statement, in which he promised to work with Congress for the District of Columbia to be granted statehood “as president.”
“The time has come for D.C. to become a state – with full voting rights,” Bloomberg said during his speech last week at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting held in the city.
“This city’s future is brighter than ever – and a lot of the credit for that goes to my friend, Mayor Muriel Bowser. She is doing a terrific job – and I hope that someday soon we’ll be calling her Governor Bowser,” Bloomberg had added.
Bloomberg served as the mayor of New York City from January 2002 through December 2013, holding office for three consecutive terms. He launched his campaign late November 2019 for the Democratic Party’s nomination in the 2020 presidential election.
Bowser previously made tweets praising Bloomberg, as well, including one, where she called him “a mentor and a friend.”
— Muriel Bowser (@MurielBowser) March 6, 2019
Among other Democratic presidential candidates who declared support for D.C.’s statehood are Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar.