After flirting with the idea of a possible 3rd party run himself, former Starbucks CEO Howards Schultz has instead decided to endorse Joe Biden.
In addition, Schultz has pledged both he and his wife will donate to Biden’s campaign.
In a letter, Schultz wrote “In my view, our choice this November is not just for one candidate over another. We are choosing to vote for the future of our republic.”
He added “What is at risk is democracy itself: Checks and balances. Rigorous debate. A free press. An acceptance of facts, not ‘alternate facts.’ Belief in science. Trust in the rule of law. A strong judicial system. Unity in preserving all of our rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Schultz’s endorsement comes with 50 days left before the Presidential election.
Howard Schultz of Starbucks, who briefly dabbled in the idea of running for president in 2020, announces he is voting for Joe Biden in an email to supporters
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) September 14, 2020
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who considered 2020 presidential bid, endorses Joe Biden https://t.co/wjLsvj2VqR
— CNBC (@CNBC) September 14, 2020