Is L.A.'s fair mayor looking for greener pastures? That's what the New York Times said in a story that ran over the weekend. For his part, Mayor Eric Garcetti is staying mum on his presidential prospects.
The story alleges that Garcetti was considering entering the race for the White House in 2020, and that 'allies' of the mayor say national donors have broached the subject.
Garcetti's spokesperson refused to comment on the story saying that the mayor is focused on Los Angeles, and not his future political plans.
Garcetti won a second term as mayor of Los Angeles in March with 81% of the vote, making him one of the more popular Democrats in the nation. Other big names playing coy about running in 2020 include former Vice-President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders.
Presidential politics aren't the only possibility for Garcetti. His name has also been dropped for a possible run at the governor's office in Sacramento.
But for now, Garcetti seems happy in his duties of running the city and proclaiming film and TV production themed-days in Los Angeles. Who knows what the future can bring?