Starbucks former CEO Howard Schultz publicly clarified his presidential status. He confirms considering becoming a candidate, but, if he moves forward, it will be as an Independent because of his increasing disgust with the two major political parties.
Qualifying for the ballot in all 50 states is no easy task. Therefore, if Mr. Schultz is going to pursue this option, he will have to commit early in the process in order to obtain more than 860,000 petition signatures and abide by all of the states’ unique, and sometime onerous, ballot qualification regulations, particularly in Arizona, California, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Texas, and Virginia.
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