By Casey Tolan | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 9, 2018 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: August 9, 2018 at 7:24 am East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell spent two days last week in a Winnebago nicknamed “Sioux City Sue,” road-tripping across rural Iowa to campaign for a fellow Democrat. He’ll be back again this weekend, speaking on the soapbox at the State Fair and stopping by a corn boil in Baldwin, population 109. That latest foray will mark Swalwell’s 10th trip to Iowa since President Trump took office — a travel schedule that’s raising eyebrows about the 37-year-old congressman’s presidential ambitions. Politicos in the Hawkeye State, which holds the first presidential nominating caucuses in the nation, say Swalwell has spent more time there over the last year and a half than nearly any other potential Democratic presidential candidate. His frequent trips come as he’s skyrocketed from obscurity … [Read more...] about Eric Swalwell has visited Iowa 10 times in last year and a half. Is he running for president?
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Kate Taylor, provided by Published 10:06 am, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Starbucks Howard Schultz announced on Monday that he would be stepping down as Starbucks' chairman, sparking rumors of a potential presidential run in 2020. Schultz has spearheaded a number of progressive initiatives at Starbucks, including speaking out in favor of gay marriage, refugee rights, and police brutality. Two former Starbucks employees who worked closely with Schultz told Business Insider that the billionaire had "quietly" surrounded himself with politically minded people, developing a personal relationship with the Clintons. Howard Schultz is leaving Starbucks after more than three decades at the company, a period in which he served as both CEO and — most recently — executive chairman. Business Channel Now Playing: Now Playing The 6 Biggest New iPhone Features Apple Just Announced Time Microsoft Is Acquiring Software Development Platform GitHub … [Read more...] about People are convinced that Howard Schultz will run for president now that he is leaving Starbucks. Here’s what we know about the billionaire’s political history and high-profile connections. (SBUX)
Howard Schultz is leaving Starbucks after more than three decades at the company, a period in which he served as both CEO and – most recently – executive chairman. With the outspoken billionaire’s departure, rumours regarding a potential 2020 presidential campaign immediately started to heat up. The New York Times asked Schultz directly about a presidential run after news of his departure from Starbucks broke. Schultz said: “I intend to think about a range of options, and that could include public service. But I’m a long way from making any decisions about the future.” While Schultz has long maintained he was not planning to run for president, rumours have followed the businessman for years. Schultz has long acted in a manner very similar to a political candidate, even when he was leading Starbucks. Here’s an overview of Schultz’s long history of dabbling in politics – and of making connections to politicians, including the … [Read more...] about People are convinced that Howard Schultz will run for president now that he is leaving Starbucks. Here’s what we know about the billionaire’s political history and high-profile connections.
Howard Schultz announced he was stepping down as Starbucks’ executive chairman on Monday. Schultz has long fueled rumors of presidential aspirations and told The New York Times his next step “could include public service.” Democratic strategists told Business Insider that Schultz would have an uphill climb. While Starbucks workers said they respect Schultz’s dedication to social issues, some who worked closely with the former CEO questioned why he would “ruin his life” by running for office. Starbucks’ Howard Schultz has long fueled rumors regarding his presidential aspirations. On Monday, Schultz announced he was stepping down from his role as executive chairman at the chain. Immediately, those rumors intensified. The New York Times asked Schultz directly about a presidential run with news of his departure. Schultz said: “I intend … [Read more...] about Everyone thinks Starbucks’ Howard Schultz is going to run for president now that he’s leaving his coffee juggernaut — and people are split on if it’s a good idea
Howard Schultz is leaving his job at Starbucks — and says he may consider running for president. Starbucks announced Monday that Schultz, a former CEO and the most prominent face of the company, will step down later this month as executive chairman. In an interview with The New York Times, he acknowledged that he may consider a bid for the White House. "I want to be truthful with you without creating more speculative headlines," he said. "For some time now, I have been deeply concerned about our country — the growing division at home and our standing in the world." Schultz, one of the most politically outspoken corporate leaders in America, has been rumored before as a potential Democratic candidate. He started at Starbucks in 1982 and served as chief executive from 1987 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2017. He is leaving at a tumultuous moment in Starbucks' history. The company drew protests in April after two black men were arrested while they were waiting … [Read more...] about Howard Schultz steps down at Starbucks, may consider run for president