Kashkari for Congress.
Neel T. Kashkari, who was the initial overseer of the Treasury Department’s bank bailout program, told The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that he was planning to leave his post at Pimco to weigh running for office. In a statement, he confirmed those plans.
“As much as I have enjoyed my time at Pimco, I feel an obligation and a desire to serve my community through public service,” Mr. Kashkari said in the statement. “My time at the Department of the Treasury was the most rewarding professional experience of my life and I want to find ways to continue to serve my fellow citizens in some capacity.” Staying true to his roots, he would run as a Republican — even in overwhelmingly Democratic California.