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Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti compared to 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg Thursday in reference to a handful of similarities between himself and the former South Bend mayor.
According to the Los Angeles Times, 49-year-old Garcetti said he is a “older, straighter Pete” in a Thursday speech.
Garcetti played with a White house run earlier in the election cycle, but he decided to stay out of the crowded presidential field at the beginning of last year, namely Los Angeles, “where be I, and this is a place where we have so much exciting work to do.”
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Garcetti also a similar joke in the last month in the Atlantic, in the newspaper referred to.
The mayor raised his national profile in 2018 with campaigns and raise money for democratic candidates and state parties across the country. His $2.5 million-plus in the party’s fundraising included $ 100,000 each for the States parties in each of the first four presidential nominating States of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. He made a stop in several of these States, and other longstanding battlegrounds like Ohio, where he spoke frequently on the city-transit-construction-boom
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Garcetti, according to The times, is also a Rhodes scholar and a piano player, as Buttigieg, and both served in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
Garcetti defended the idea of a mayor as a presidential candidate, said the mayor, his experience as a chief executive, squared well with the job in the White house. The former New York city mayor Michael Bloomberg is turning to start on some heads in the Democratic primaries with its aggressive spending in the Super Tuesday States, while former New York city mayor Bill de Blasio and Miramar, Florida. Mayor Wayne Messam everyone ran unsuccessful campaigns and have dropped out of the Democratic primaries.
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When asked about his plans for the future at the beginning of last year, Garcetti does not exclude the possibility of another bid for higher office in the future.
“Who knows what the future is,” he said, adding later: “life is long.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.