Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she is endorsing Mike Bloomberg for president.
Bowser said on Twitter early Thursday that the former New York City mayor "is the only candidate who will unify the country and defeat Donald Trump."
She considers Bloomberg a friend and a mentor, she said in the tweet.
She made the announcement on her personal Twitter account.
Bloomberg, who was elected to his New York mayoral position as a Republican, announced in November that he would seek the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination.
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Bloomberg has raked in several endorsements from city leaders, including the mayors of Louisville, Kentucky; Memphis, Tennesee; San Fransisco, California and San Jose, Texas, according to Ballotpedia.
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