(Reuters) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Tuesday he would not join what is likely to be a crowded field of candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
“I have decided not to throw my hat into the ring to run for president in 2020,” Garcetti told a news conference at City Hall.
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Garcetti, 47, who was re-elected in 2017 to a second term as mayor of the country’s second-largest city, said: “It may be out of vogue today but I kind of believe that whenever possible you should finish the job you set out to do.”
Last year, Garcetti fueled speculation that he would seek the presidential nomination with trips to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, states that hold some of the earliest presidential nominating contests.
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