Michael Bloomberg is reportedly not committed to supporting incumbent Senator Kirsten Gilibrand, and a few of his campaign aides are informally advising Harold Ford Jr., who is threatening to challenge her in the Democratic primary this year.
This morning despite—or because of—Bloomberg’s position, Gillibrand’s office was quick to announce her support for one of the mayor’s new initiatives: battling salt. In a statement, Gillibrand said:
New York city’s plan to reduce salt content will result in healthier food options across the country. From smoke-free laws to healthier school lunches, New York City inspires the nation to promote healthier choices and combat obesity. As we grapple with rising health care costs and diabetes rates, I am working to foster a national dialogue about how we ensure our children and all citizens have access to local healthy food.