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Buttigieg Says Black Voters 'Need To See Me In Action'

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CHICAGO (AP) — Democrat Pete Buttigieg says he needs to meet more voters in the black community and they "need to see me in action for a longer period of time."

Buttigieg is looking to build support with black voters for his presidential bid. He spoke Tuesday at a convention for Rainbow PUSH, the Rev. Jesse Jackson's civil rights organization.

 
The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is among the top tier of 2020 candidates. But he's received marginal support from black voters, who are critical to winning as a Democrat. He's also facing fallout from the fatal shooting of a black man by a white South Bend officer.

 
Buttigieg says when you're "new on the scene" it takes longer to earn voters' trust.
 

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