Howard Schultz

City of West Lafayette

A visit by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who’s thinking of running for president, has been the talk of West Lafayette this week -- so much so that we had to pre-record our monthly conversation with Mayor John Dennis.

It could be the first of several visits by presidential hopefuls to the city in the next 18 months, but what kind of impact does that have on a city’s finances, law enforcement and other services. We put that question to Mayor Dennis this week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor.

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Former Starbucks Coffee CEO Howard Schultz, who’s mulling a possible 2020 presidential run, told a crowd at Purdue University Thursday he thinks America’s greatest security threat is its current leader.

What was billed as a “major policy announcement” offered little in the way of solutions to the many problems Schultz enumerated. When asked what would convince Republican voters in Indiana to pull the lever for an independent, Schultz pushed back against the current administration.

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Didn't get a chance to hear prospective presidential candidate and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speak at Purdue? Listen here!