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L.A. Mayor Who Is Still Not Running For President To Hit Yet Another Swing State

Mayor Eric Garcetti signs Executive Directive No. 20 in Lincoln Heights. (Photo by Julia Wick/LAist)
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First he took Wisconsin, then he made the trip to Florida. Now, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti—who, in case you were wondering, is definitely not actively running for president—has announced a trip to yet another pivotal election swing state.

On Thursday morning, it was announced that the mayor would be traveling to New Hampshire on August 28 to campaign for Manchester mayoral candidate Joyce Craig. New Hampshire, as all sentient Americans who have ever seen a newspaper during a presidential election cycle know all too well, is home to the nation's first presidential primary.

"During these times of political upheaval and increasing economic insecurity, Mayor Garcetti wants to do his part to elect Democratic mayors wherever he can be helpful," mayoral spokesman Yusef Robb told LAist in an email. "Despite the dysfunction in Washington, mayors are forging ahead on critical issues including infrastructure, education and climate change."

Garcetti’s New Hampshire pitstop will “do little or nothing” to help Craig, according to University of New Hampshire political science professor Andrew Smith. "But it's a good first step for Garcetti to come to New Hampshire and introduce himself,'' Smith told the L.A. Times.

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