Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack weighs 3rd-party run for president

This retail chain's CEO is the latest corporate titan to consider running for president.

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October 24, 2019 - 10:17 am
Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack

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(KFTK) — Another corporate businessman is considering running for president in 2020 — Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack.

Politico reports that the 64-year-old billionaire, who runs the retail empire his dad founded, has been testing the waters by holding focus groups in Wisconsin.

Participants have been asked their opinions on hypothetical, three-way matchups between Stack, Donald Trump and either Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren. 

One focus-group attendee said, “[Focus group members] mentioned that if Biden’s getting the criticism that he looked old, Ed Stack didn’t look young either."

The participant also said Stack "didn’t have the charisma it would take to attract a coalition that you’d need to have a chance as a third-party candidate.”

Meanwhile, a source close to Stack told the outlet, “Mr. Stack enjoys running Dick's Sporting Goods and has no plans to run for any elected office."

Dick's made headlines when it announced it would no longer sell firearms to buyers under 21 and would stop selling assault weapons altogether.

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