U.S. Representative Lucy McBath has backed former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg as he runs for President of the United States. McBath became a spokesperson for Bloomberg’s organization, Everytown for Gun Safety, after her son Jordan Davis was murdered in November 2012. Bloomberg also contributed $4.5 million towards McBath’s campaign for Congress two years ago.

“I first met Mike when I was searching for ways to fight against the dangerous gun laws that ripped my son from my life,” McBath said in a statement. “Mike gave grieving mothers like me a way to stand up and fight back. Nobody running for president has done more for the gun violence prevention movement than Mike.”

Bloomberg has also been endorsed by the following Black mayors: Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser; Columbia, S.C., Mayor Steve Benjamin; San Francisco Mayor London Breed; Little Rock, Ark., Mayor Frank Scott Jr.; and Shreveport, La., Mayor Adrian Perkins. It is clear that Bloomberg is betting on the African-American electorate to propel him to victory in the Democratic presidential primary.

“She showed that gun safety can help Democrats flip red districts to blue, and that’s what I’m working to do all over the country in this campaign,” Bloomberg said in a statement accompanying McBath’s endorsement. “As president, I will work with her to pass stronger common-sense gun safety laws that the vast majority of Americans support.

Rep. Sanford Bishop has already endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. The remaining three Democratic members of Georgia’s delegation – Reps. Hank Johnson of Lithonia, John Lewis of Atlanta, and David Scott of Atlanta – have not endorsed a candidate. Meanwhile, all nine Republicans in Georgia’s delegation currently serve on President Donald Trump’s reelection committee.

U.S. Representative Lucy McBath speaks at the 2019 Human Rights Campaign Gala at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta on Saturday, May 4, 2019. (Photo by: Martel Sharpe/The Atlanta Voice)

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