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José Andrés Is Considering a Run for US Senate Someday - Source Washingtonian

Posted on May 10,2018
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Source Washingtonian

BY JESSICA SIDMAN AND ANNA SPIEGEL

WASHINGTON, DC. - José Andrés sure sounds like a political candidate. Last night, the restaurateur-turned-activist was named Humanitarian of the Year at the James Beard Awards for his work with World Central Kitchen feeding Puerto Ricans pummeled by Hurricane Maria. After a video intro from Hillary Clinton and an impassioned speech about the contributions of undocumented immigrants “who feed America and make our country great,” the crowd was wild with chatter about Andrés for President.

“I want to vote for him for something,” said emcee Carla Hall.

As it turns out, Andrés actually is think running for office. Just don’t expect a Oprah-Andrés ticket in 2020.

“I wouldn’t mind running for senator of Maryland,” Andrés, a resident of Bethesda, told Washingtonian last week. “Because I think we’re in need of shaping Congress. I consider myself a Millennial, and I think we are going to need more young people on the right and on the left, people of respect and understanding.”

Source Washingtonian



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