John Mellencamp has made a decision. The legendary heartland rocker is backing Democrat and former mayor of New York City Mike Bloomberg in the upcoming 2020 US presidential election.
"The stakes are too high to not nominate the candidate who will take the fight directly to Trump," Mellencamp said in a press statement. "From small towns to big cities, Mike Bloomberg has the experience to represent all Americans. He's a job creator, philanthropist, and true public servant, and I am confident that as president, he will restore America to a place we can be proud of once again."
Backing up his endorsement, Mellencamp is featured in a new Bloomberg campaign ad, with the rocker sharing his hit song "Small Town," which peaked at #6 on the Hot 100 the week of December 28, 1985.
"John Mellencamp is one of the great voices of the American heartland -- and the American experience that binds us together," Bloomberg boasted in the statement. "His words -- from co-founding Farm Aid to fighting hunger and homelessness among veterans -- represents America at its best."
"We had the opportunity to get to know one another through the film, From the Ashes," Bloomberg added. "He contributed a powerful song to the soundtrack, and the film raised awareness about the tragic toll that coal mining takes on local communities. He's an American treasure, and I couldn't be more honored to accept his support."