Rep. Karen Bass (D-California) received two new endorsements this week in her bid to become the new mayor of Los Angeles. She will face real estate businessman Rick Caruso in the general election in November.
Late Monday night, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, the largest union in Los Angeles, endorsed Bass. The union has over 800,000 members.
Bass already has strong support from unions nationwide, including the American Federation of Teachers, National Union of Health Care Workers, United Teachers Los Angeles, California Nurses Association, among others.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) endorsed Bass on Tuesday.
“Karen Bass has fought her whole life for social and economic justice for the people of Los Angeles,” Warren said in a statement. “Karen Bass has always fought for reproductive freedom, always fought for well-paying jobs for working families, and always fought to protect our planet. We need to move Los Angeles forward, and we already have seen what kind of damage an offline billionaire can do.
Bass, in response, said she was “honoured to have the support” of the Democratic senator.
“All of us who work with her are impressed with her compassion, commitment and knowledge,” Bass said in a statement.
Bass and Caruso rose to the top of the Los Angeles mayoral race last month, with early primary results showing Caruso in the lead. However, official clerk results showed Bass leading with 43% to Caruso’s 36% on July 1.
Caruso has garnered endorsements from several big names with endorsements from Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry and Elon Musk.
About 30% of voters participated in the primaries. Angelenos will vote again Nov. 8 to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti.