Statement from Washington State Democratic Party Chair Tina Podlodowski on Howard Schultz’s possible independent bid for the White House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 18, 2019

“I have two words for Howard Schultz on a potential run for president as an independent: Just. Don’t.

“Too much is at stake to make this about the ambitions of any one person. The 2020 race for President has to be about relegating Donald Trump to the dustbin of history, and reclaiming the Oval Office for our people and our future.

“You claim you’re a lifelong Democrat, so if you want to run, run as a Democrat. Invest in the Party’s infrastructure so that we can win the White House and the Senate and expand our majority in the House. You can even start at home, with the Washington State Democratic Party. Let’s meet and I’ll tell you about the programs we’ve built to run candidates in every race, and every place. We’d love for you to support us. After all, that’s what Democrats do — we work together, using our skills and assets, to put people first and make our country better.”