Bloomberg calls for ‘war on poverty’ on 1st California trip

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KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press STOCKTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg took his Democratic presidential campaign to California on Wednesday, pledging to launch a "war on poverty" at an event in a city once known as the nation's foreclosure capital. "As president, my job will be to move all Americans ahead, and that includes committing our country to new and innovative ways to combat poverty. There has to be a war on poverty," the New York billionaire said while campaigning in Stockton. His plan includes initiatives to raise the minimum wage and expand affordable housing. He outlined them after a community discussion with Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, who endorsed Bloomberg and said he had the "record, resources and relationships" to defeat President Donald Trump. The trip marked Bloom
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