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Thu Mar 7, 2019, 03:43 PM

Schultz recruiting GOP insiders ahead of possible 2020 bid

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has recruited at least three veteran House Republican staffers and consultants to join his presidential campaign-in-waiting, bringing on seasoned and well-connected GOP operatives who know their way around the very political apparatus helping to reelect President Trump in 2020.

They include Brendon DelToro and Matt LoParco, who served as deputy political director and external affairs director, respectively, to former National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Chairman Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) during the 2018 cycle.

third Schultz hire, GOP consultant Greg Strimple, founder of GS Strategy Group, has done polling and other consulting for the NRCC, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Congressional Leadership Fund, the super PAC aligned with former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), according to campaign finance reports.

The hires are reflective of Schultzís efforts to cast himself as a political centrist who doesnít neatly fit into the rank-and-file of either major party. They also signal that Schultz, a lifelong Democrat, is likely to make a play for Republican voters should he mount a campaign for the White House.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/432954-schultz-recruiting-gop-insiders-ahead-of-possible-2020-bid

Republicans are centrists? Well this is an article from The Hill.

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Thu Mar 7, 2019, 03:58 PM

1. My how independent of him *snark*

He's just another establishment corporate Republican. Another Romney, but without the Mormon stuff.

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Thu Mar 7, 2019, 04:23 PM

2. Doesn't this asshole have anything better to do

I guess being Chairman of the Board leaves a lot of extra time

Just what we all want, another "centrist" right

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