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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There he was on the shore of Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, the lieutenant governor leading the evacuation as Rita hit. He could feel when the hurricane wasn’t there, and then when it suddenly was – that’s the closest Mitch Landrieu can compare to May 7, the day he left office. As mayor of New Orleans he slept with his cell phone on his chest, always on edge for the police or fire chief to call — or if he left the phone downstairs, to be woken up by them banging on his door. That morning of his departure he got up, went to new mayor LaToya Cantrell’s inauguration, sat through her speech, wished her well. That afternoon, a tugboat caught fire on the river. One of the barges it was pushing slammed into a dock. Another barge hit a ship.Story Continued Below “My immediate reaction is, ‘Well, let me pick up the phone,’” Landrieu says, “and say, ‘Where are we and what are we doing?’ And then I realized, that’s … [Read more...] about Mitch Landrieu Wants to Know: Does He Have to Run for President?
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, who built a small Seattle coffee shop into the global powerhouse Starbucks, announced on Monday (Jun 4) that he was retiring from the company, fuelling speculation he may run for president as a Democrat in 2020. Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Seattle, Washington on March 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jason Redmond (Photo credit should read JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images) Schultz, 64, has been serving as executive chairman of Starbucks since stepping down as chief executive in April of last year and handing over to Kevin Johnson. Schultz will leave the company at the end of the month and will take on the title of chairman emeritus, Starbucks said in a statement. Schultz's announcement triggered immediate speculation that he may consider entering politics as a Democrat and run for the White House two years from now. Schultz told The New York Times he hadn't decided on his next move yet, but "for some time now, … [Read more...] about Starbucks chief Schultz retiring, may run for president
Page 1 Created with Sketch. With Andrew Ross Sorkin Supported by APRIL 5, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Good Thursday. Here’s what we’re watching:• Mark Zuckerberg has disclosed more on how much Facebook user data may have been accessed.• The White House is still talking tough on trade with China.• Blackstone’s infrastructure fund isn’t doing so well.Get this in your inbox each morning. Sign up here.Is he or isn’t he?On Wall Street, there’s been a running parlor game about whether Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive, would try to run for president of the United States in 2020. His annual letters, filled with commentary on U.S. policy, have only increased the chatter, and this year’s letter, released Thursday, is no different. It touches on everything from trade to immigration. While Mr. Dimon, who … [Read more...] about Jamie Dimon’s Letter — Handicapping a Run for President in 2020: DealBook Briefing