Michael Bloomberg, the one-time presidential contender and former three-term mayor of New York, has donated $200,000 to a group supporting San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s reelection effort, according to newly filed campaign finance documents.
Bloomberg gave the money to Forward Action AF, an independent political committee that supports the mayor’s reelection campaign.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
The mayors have a long history of supporting each other. Breed endorsed Bloomberg when he made a bid for the White House in 2020 by running as a centrist who could appeal to both parties. The San Francisco mayor has tried to position herself similarly, though the outcome may be just as disastrous.
Breed, who narrowly won San Francisco’s mayoral special election in 2018, has come under scrutiny from some progressive Democrats for cracking down on