Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti skips presidential race to ‘finish the job’ at home

The Los Angeles Times reports that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has decided not to run for president in 2020.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday that he will not run for president, declining to take a long-shot gamble that Democrats would pick a little-known local official to challenge President Trump.

After nearly two years of flirting with the idea that he could leap from City Hall to the world’s most powerful job, the mild-mannered mayor reached a decision in keeping with his reputation for avoiding political risk. He also passed up a chance to run for governor last year when the odds seemed stacked against him.

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