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Former Republican State Rep. David Jolly moderated a town hall with ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz at the Tampa Museum of Art on March 14.
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The message of former Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz is clear: Americans are tired of partisan politics.

He told a group of business owners at a Thursday town hall hosted by the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce that his brand of politics could be the antidote to that apathy.

Mulling a run for president as an independent, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said in a speech at Miami-Dade College Wednesday that his presidency would be committed to bipartisanship and restoring civility and dignity in the U.S.

In front of more than 100 students and other invitees, Schultz criticized some Democrats for being too extreme and offered a glimpse of how he would campaign in South Florida.

Schultz To Visit Miami, Tampa As He Considers Presidential Bid

Mar 13, 2019
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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is set to provide more details on what an independent presidency could look like despite not yet deciding whether to enter the White House race himself.