Former Philly Mayor To Chair Bloomberg Campaign

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

Two former big-city mayors named Michael will be hitting the 2020 campaign trail together. Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will be national political chair of billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign, Nutter said today — a prominent addition to the growing network of mayors who support Bloomberg’s late entry into the Democratic race.

To date, Bloomberg, a former three-term mayor of New York City, has backing from nine mayors, including the chief executives of San Jose, Calif.; Louisville, Ky.; and Columbia, S.C. Nutter is the first former mayor to endorse him. In April, Nutter co-hosted a fundraiser for Joe Biden, giving the maximum $2,800 donation. Nutter said Thursday Bloomberg had always been his first choice.