Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday that he will again be traveling out of the state, this time to South Carolina and Las Vegas for political trips that come as he is openly exploring a run for president in 2020.
Garcetti plans to travel to Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday, and Las Vegas on Monday for a trip he said is to support Democratic candidates and talk to voters leading up to the midterm elections.
“Washington wants to divide us into two Americas — urban versus rural; coastal versus heartland; immigrant versus born here. But the real divide in our country is between Washington and the rest of us,” Garcetti said. “From South Carolina to Southern California, we all need more healthcare, not less; we all need middle class jobs, not flat wages; we all need cooperation from Washington, not corruption. So we must work together and do everything we can to win big in November.”
On Sunday, Garcetti is scheduled to give the keynote address for the Charleston County Democratic Party’s annual Blue Jamboree, and also attend church services and an event in support of Joe Cunningham, who is running for Congress in South Carolina’s 1st District.
On Monday, Garcetti plans to speak at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters International Training Center, and at the Culinary Union Local 226 get-out-the-vote rally, where he said the focus will be on the Jacky Rosen campaign for U.S. Senate, Steve Sisolak for Nevada governor, Susie Lee and Steven Horsford for Congress.
Garcetti also plans to attend a separate event in support of Horsford and another in support of Rosen.