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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to visit Las Vegas

Presidential hopeful to be keynote speaker at conference
Posted: 9:46 AM, Apr 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-12 16:46:48Z
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Howard Schultz is the latest 2020 presidential hopeful to announce a visit to the Las Vegas valley in recent weeks.

The former Starbucks CEO will be a keynote speaker at Epicor Insights conference at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on April 17.

RELATED: Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO, exploring independent 2020 bid

Schultz stepped down from his position at Starbucks last year and said at the time he may consider a White House bid.

Schultz says he can win the presidential race as an independent candidate by drawing much of his support from disaffected Republicans, the Associate Press reports.

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On April 8, three presidential hopefuls paid a visit to the valley.

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar spoke at a conference while Mayor Pete Buttigieg met with voters at MadHouse Coffee and Veteran's Village.