Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will be hosting one of more than 100 kickoff events to be launched this weekend by the presidential campaign of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Bellone, a Democrat re-elected last year to a third term, will host a roundtable discussion with Suffolk County business leaders.
The event, being held on Saturday, is among the 150 events the Bloomberg campaign will hold as part of a national campaign launch.
Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination late last year. He’s eschewing fundraising and tapping into his vast personal fortune to fund the effort, including a blitz of TV advertising.
"We are bringing together voters from every corner of our nation to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America. President Trump has inflamed hatred and division, betrayed his constitutional oath, weakened our standing in the world, and endangered our country. If he wins another term in office, we may never recover from the damage," Bloomberg said. "Together, we are taking him on in every state and territory, and building a coalition of Americans committed to solving our biggest problems and fixing what's broken in America."
Bellone was one of the first prominent Democrats in New York to endorse Bloomberg's campaign.