NY Mayor Bloomberg Endorses Bill Daley for Illinois Gov. (VIDEO)

AP

Illinois gubernatorial hopeful Bill Daley released a video endorsement from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg late Monday.

In the video, Bloomberg touts the Democratic candidate as “uniquely qualified” to lead Illinois. He praised Daley’s record of fighting for “common sense gun safety laws,” including supporting background checks for all gun purchases and a ban on high capacity ammunition magazines.

“Whether in the private sector or in top government jobs, Bill Daley has always been able to bring people together on tough issues and forge real solutions to our problems,” Bloomberg said.

Watch the video endorsement below: 

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