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At the end of January, Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO, said in a 60 Minutes interview that he is thinking very seriously about a presidential run. He made clear that if he moves forward, he will do so as an independent, which immediately worried Democrats that he would take votes away from them and thus help President Donald Trump win again in 2020.
According to Axios, a presidential run from Schultz would be “a sure bet to create headaches for the coffee chain he turned into a global empire” not only because of increased media exposure but through increased activism driven by social media. Above is a map from Quartz that lays out all of the Starbucks in the United States.