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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:17 AM

Former New Orleans mayor: It's not my 'intention' to run for president

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he doesn’t intend to run for president in 2020, despite ongoing speculation.

“I want a little time to think and get some perspective on life and just see where the future takes me, but it’s not my intention right now to do that,” Landrieu told Hill.TV correspondent Jamal Simmons.

Landrieu explained that he’s still trying to make up his mind after recently taking a break from public service.

“I just came off of a fairly intense tour of public service for the past 30 years and that’s a very hard thing to jump into right away,” Landrieu said. “The presidential race is creeping up very quickly – a lot more quickly than everyone in the country wants it to.”

Landrieu has served two terms as the lieutenant governor of Louisiana and the mayor of New Orleans from 2010 to 2018. This is the first time in 30 years that Landrieu hasn’t held public office.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:21 AM

1. He won't -- partially because he took down not one, but two, Confederate monuments.

https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/180311-ngc-couric-landrieu-confederate-monuments-debate-vin-spd

He won't gain too many republican or independent votes with that profile in courage.

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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:24 AM

2. Good...please don't n/t

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