New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for president rather than Michael Bloomberg, de Blasio's predecessor.
"I am standing with Bernie because he stands with working families, and always has,” de Blasio said in a statement issued by the Sanders campaign.
"I am proud to endorse a true progressive leader who will fight for working New Yorkers and families across the country.”
De Blasio, who was elected New York City mayor in 2013, ended his own campaign for the Democratic nomination in September of last year after struggling to gain traction in the polls.
His support of Sanders comes as Bloomberg, who led New York for 12 years before de Blasio, has risen in the polls and racked up several endorsements after pouring hundreds of millions of dollars of his own money into the race.