New Hampshire's WMUR reports that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is considered a likely candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination in the 2020 presidential race, visited New Hampshire last year and will be returning next month as a commencement speaker at Southern New Hampshire University. Combines with recent visits to Iowa and South Carolina, Garcetti looks like he's "testing the waters" of a presidential run. Is he paying for this travel with funds raised in compliance with federal law candidate contribution limits?
Garcetti, a Democrat, will return to the first-primary next month, as one of several commencement speakers announced Friday by Southern New Hampshire University. On May 13, he will speak to graduates of the university’s College of Online and Continuing Education.
While in New Hampshire last summer, Garcetti did nothing to quell speculation that he is considering a run for president in 2020. This weekend, Garcetti is visiting first-caucus state Iowa to speak to union members, Democratic activists and members of minority communities.
In February, he visited South Carolina, which holds the second primary in the nation every four years and the first primary in the South, to speak to a fundraiser for that state’s Democratic Party.