STOCKTON (CBS13) – Democratic presidential nominee hopeful Michael Bloomberg is making a stop in Stockton on Wednesday.
The billionaire met with Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and took part in a discussion on housing and economic opportunity.
He later unveiled two new proposals to address affordable housing and poverty.
MEETING OF THE MAYORS: #Stockton Mayor @MichaelDTubbs introduced Presidential candidate and former Mayor of New York @MikeBloomberg in his first California stop in Stockton. pic.twitter.com/2c6Yvn9NFC
— Linda Mumma (@LindaBMumma) December 11, 2019
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Bloomberg’s campaign is set to spend $14 million on TV ads in California alone.
Bloomberg formally announced he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination last month, entering the field far back in a historically crowded field.
The 77-year-old media mogul and former three-term mayor of New York City is framing his candidacy as the best hope for defeating President Donald Trump. But fellow candidates have been quick to knock his status as one of the world’s ten wealthiest individuals.
His campaign says it won’t take any donations and that he will work for $1 a year if elected.
Bloomberg will now head to San Francisco to meet with former California governor Jerry Brown to discuss topics such as climate change.