2020 Presidential Election

Justin Hicks

Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the race for Democratic nominee almost a week ago, but many believe it's not the end of his political career. Some locals are beginning to think about the impact his campaign had on South Bend and what the future may hold now that he’s out of the running.

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The leading Democratic presidential candidates are heading for Michigan…as the state prepares for party primary elections next week.

Warren Rallies Michigan Voters On Super Tuesday

Mar 4, 2020
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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is vowing to remain in the Democratic presidential race, despite a lackluster showing on Super Tuesday.

Warren spent Super Tuesday evening in Michigan, which is one of a half-dozen states holding a primary or caucus next week.

 

 

Warren barely mentioned Super Tuesday at her rally in Detroit.

Instead she told the crowd what she calls the threat to women, people of color and the global climate posed by Donald Trump, is too great to ignore.

 

Jennifer Weingart/WVPE

DETROIT (AP) — It's not too late: Voters who used an absentee ballot for Michigan's March 10 presidential primary election can change their preference and vote again.

At least eight Democratic candidates have dropped out of the race since Michigan absentee ballots were printed.

They include Pete Buttigieg, the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor, and Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Absentee voting in Michigan is up substantially now that voters can cast an absentee ballot for any reason.

Live Coverage: 2020 Super Tuesday

Mar 2, 2020

Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 Super Tuesday contests, including results and analysis. Listen live starting at 8pm on 88.1 WVPE for NPR coverage of Super Tuesday results. Coverage is anticipated to be live on air through at least 1am on Wednesday.

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All IN: A Look Back On The Buttigieg Campaign

Mar 2, 2020
Peter Ringenberg

On Sunday morning Pete Buttigieg appeared on Meet the Press to talk about his strategy going into Super Tuesday. By the end of the day he had dropped out of the race. We talk to two reporters (WVPE's Jennifer Weingart and Jeff Parrott of the South Bend Tribune) who have covered Buttigieg to find out how his supporters are reacting, and how his experience as mayor of South Bend had an impact on his campaign.

We also talk to a public health expert to get an update on the coronavirus, and to help us identify misinformation about the outbreak.

Peter Ringenberg

After finishing fourth in the South Carolina primary, Buttigieg came home to South Bend to an emotional and loud crowd to make his announcement Sunday night. 

At the announcement South Bend resident Tracey Thomas, and many others, said the announcement was a loss. 

“As he was speaking up there, I was suddenly really struck. A really capable, talented, thoughtful, dedicated candidate has dropped out of the race and it’s heartbreaking really,” Thomas says. 

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BREAKING: Reports Indicate Buttigieg Will Suspend Campaign

Mar 1, 2020
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BREAKING: Multiple media outlets are reporting that Pete Buttigieg will suspend his campaign. He is reportedly returning to South Bend to make the official announcement at 8:30PM.

The Democratic presidential primary candidates are competing in South Carolina on Saturday, hoping to win over voters in the fourth contest of 2020. Follow NPR's live coverage of the primary, including results and analysis.

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Buttigieg Resumes Campaigning In S.C. After Getting A Cold

Feb 28, 2020
AP Photo/Matt Rourke

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has resumed his whirlwind schedule after taking a half-day to rest after getting hit with a bad cold.

Buttigieg appeared Thursday at a panel discussion with black leaders in Greenville, South Carolina, about racial health care disparities.

He drew laughs when he said after coughing, “Excuse me, I've had my own health moment.”

He is still a bit hoarse. But with a bit more color in his cheeks than the day before, Buttigieg is starting the windup to Saturday's South Carolina primary.

AP Photo/Meg Kinnard

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is bracing his supporters for a difficult stretch, with the sobering assertion that front-runner Bernie Sanders will likely emerge from next week's Super Tuesday contests well ahead in the race for delegates.

It comes as the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor prepares for the uncertainty of Saturday's South Carolina primary.

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Democratic presidential hopefuls are on stage in South Carolina ahead of that state’s primary. The candidates’ battle follows Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wins in the New Hampshire primary and the Nevada caucuses. Follow NPR’s live fact checks and analysis of their remarks.

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Buttigieg Questions 3rd Place Finish In Nevada, Cites Errors

Feb 23, 2020
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's campaign has questioned his third-place finish in Nevada's caucuses and called for the state's Democratic party to release a more detailed breakdown of votes and address reports of more than 200 problems allocating votes in Saturday's caucuses.

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