Bloomberg snags endorsement from Brooklyn, Staten Island congressman Max Rose

David Caplan
January 13, 2020 - 5:01 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Rep. Max Rose, a Democrat who represents South Brooklyn and Staten Island, announced on Monday he is endorsing former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg's bid for the White House. 

"The city Mike Bloomberg inherited in 2002 was reeling from the worst terrorist attack in American history and facing economic recession," Rose, 33, said in a statement. "There were real fears nothing would ever feel or be the same again. Mike Bloomberg took the reins, brought New York City back to life and put us on track to lead in the 21st century."

Rose, a US army veteran who served in Afghanistan, added, "We need to root out corruption so we can put the economy back on the side of working people, fix our crumbling infrastructure, lower prescription drug costs and end the opioid epidemic. Mike Bloomberg has taken on tough fights and gotten results, which is why I believe he is the best candidate for my district, my city, and for our country."

Bloomberg also praised Rose, saying in a statement, "Max Rose understands what public service is all about: working for the people, not a political party, lobbyists, or your own self-interest. Max knows that the people of Staten Island and South Brooklyn sent him to Congress to get stuff done on critical issues — from tackling the opioid epidemic to ensuring the passage of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund — and his efforts to work across the aisle are exactly what we need more of in Washington."