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Our path | February 19, 2019

“It’s been three weeks since we began this journey with the launch of my new book on 60 Minutes and the announcement that I am seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent. The reaction has been beyond any expectation I had.”

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In the News

Howard Schultz offers vision for an independent presidency

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Wednesday offered his vision for what an independent presidency could look like, even though he still hasn’t decided whether to enter the White House race himself.

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Q&A: Starbucks Cofounder Howard Schultz on Running for President

R.G. Ratcliffe of Texas Monthly sat down to interview potential independent presidential candidate Howard Schultz. Since Schultz announced his interest in running on CBS’s 60 Minutes in January, Democrats have worried that he will split the vote of those opposed to President Trump and give Trump his best chance to win reelection next year.

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Potential presidential candidate seeks to lead from the center

What’s needed is a new approach to the presidency. One that represents all Americans and brings politicians together. We need leadership from the center, a place where a majority of Americans already stand. We need leadership from a place of principles and common ground. A place that opts for the best ideas, wherever they come from. A place where truth and common sense inform problem solving.

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Howard Schultz tells SXSW to 'disrupt the system with a centrist approach'

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz received a relatively warm reception at the South by Southwest festival Saturday while floating his potential 2020 presidential candidacy as “a centrist independent outside of the two-party system.” Speaking with NBC News’ Dylan Byers in a packed room at one of the tech-heavy event’s largest venues, Schultz said his candidacy would ”disrupt the system with a centrist approach.”

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Please Howard, Don’t Hurt ’Em

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is still mulling an independent run for President, and still receiving negative media attention from pundits who say he could help re-elect Donald Trump. But new polling in an important swing state suggests that Mr. Schultz could pull support from both Republican and Democratic nominees.

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Howard Schultz considers running for president

The former CEO of Starbucks was in Orlando on Tuesday. Howard Schultz told WESH 2 News he's seriously thinking about a run for president.

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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz visits North Texas as he considers presidential run

Schultz began by touring the Adaptive Training Foundation in Carrollton. It was the first stretch of a Texas tour as he mulls a run for president. The non-profit trains people for adaptive sports. It includes many veterans, who raised issues about the VA during a town hall discussion with Schultz.

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Howard Schultz: Dems will play 'spoiler' if they pick a nominee with socialist values

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, in an interview with Fox News, said Thursday that Democrats would be at risk of playing a "spoiler" role if they nominate a socialist-aligned candidate to challenge President Trump -- as he tries to turn the tables on criticism from the left that he could ruin the party’s 2020 hopes should he run for president as an independent.

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CEO of Starbucks Explains Why Not All Business Decisions Are Economic

Legendary leaders don’t just pass down orders for others to execute. He explains how important it is for leaders not to isolate themselves but surround themselves with people that are truly more intelligent than themselves.

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Howard Schultz: Should He Be Heard?

Mr. Schultz seems to be the only announced candidate presented as a centrist willing to attempt bringing lawmakers together rather than instigating greater division. Maybe others of his ilk will join the fray. But today, those deep-rooted at either end of the political spectrum seem poised to inhibit him from being part of the discussion. The President reinforced this in his State of the Union speech, labeling all Democrats as promoting hardline “socialism.”

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Howard Schultz, the Democratic Party and the future of liberalism

"I believe Mr. Schultz has integrity and would make a great President. I see in him a humility that is completely missing in our political class. If the politicians attacking him did a little research, they would find that while they have been busy making grandiose promises, Mr. Schultz was implementing solutions. Starbucks provides quality healthcare and college tuition for all of their employees and is also working to employ thousands of veterans, youth and refugees."

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Smerconish: Why aren't we thanking Howard Schultz?

“I salute anyone who, as Theodore Roosevelt said, is willing to get in the arena, and this is a guy with a legitimate Horatio story.”

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Schultz takes on Trump's America

“In all my years as a political operative and national fundraiser, for the first time I truly see a path for an Independent like Schultz.”

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Events & Speeches

Purdue University | February 7, 2019

Howard Schultz visited Purdue University to address some of the problems that have been intractable in the broken two-party system including the tax code, healthcare, immigration, education, and economic opportunity.

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