WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential primary campaign (all times local):
Georgia congresswoman Lucy McBath has endorsed former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg for president.
McBath cites Bloomberg’s “unmatched record in gun violence prevention.”
McBath’s 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis, was shot to death in 2012 following an argument at a gas station in Florida over loud music. The shooting drew a spotlight on “stand-your-ground” laws. The shooter was a 45-year-old man named Michael Dunn, who claimed he’d done it in self-defense but was convicted of attempted murder.
McBath says in a statement issued Wednesday she met Bloomberg when she was looking for ways to fight against “dangerous gun laws that ripped” her son from her life.
McBath ran for Congress following her son’s death and was elected in 2018. She became the first Democrat elected to her seat since 1979.
Bloomberg has been aggressively courting black voters. His effort has taken him across Southern states that vote on Super Tuesday.
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