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Jason Kander, rising Democratic star and Afghanistan War veteran, drops out of Kansas City mayoral race to seek treatment for PTSD

In June, he met with former President Barack Obama in a casual sit-down to talk about the race and how to campaign against President Trump. Obama was holding D.C. meetings with several potential contenders, including Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Peter Buttigieg.

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