2020 Presidential Election

Buttigieg Releases List Of McKinsey Clients

Dec 10, 2019
Indiana Public Broadcasting

The Buttigieg campaign released information about the clients Pete Buttigieg worked for when he was at McKinsey.

His campaign released the details Tuesday evening while the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, attended a fundraiser on Park Avenue in Manhattan. It was the first event on a five-day fundraising swing that features 10 meetings with big donors, and the first time Buttigieg allowed the media to cover fundraising events that had been previously kept secret.

Below is the timeline provided by the campaign in a statement released to the media. 

UPDATE: Consulting Firm Allows Buttigieg To Release Names Of Clients

Dec 9, 2019
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The McKinsey & Co. consulting firm says it will allow Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to identify the clients he served more than a decade ago.

The announcement comes the same day that Buttigieg pledged to open his fundraising events to the news media and provide the names of key fundraising organizers. 

The moves Monday reflect the growing pressure Buttigieg is under as his campaign gains traction in early voting states less than two months before the Democratic contest begins.

All IN: 2020 Legislative Session Preview

Dec 4, 2019
Brandon Smith / IPB News

Indiana lawmakers have revealed their agendas for the 2020 legislative session. Today we outline the issues lawmakers are expected to focus on, including healthcare costs and gun safety measures.

House Speaker-elect Todd Huston will serve alongside retiring House Speaker Brian Bosma this session, and we talk about what new leadership could mean for the Indiana House. 

 

UPDATE: Buttigieg Turns To Black Pastor To Discuss Racism, Poverty

Dec 1, 2019
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GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — As he labors to win over black voters whose support is vital to his Democratic presidential bid, Pete Buttigieg found a receptive host on Sunday in a civil rights activist who has sought to continue the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s push for a racially diverse national campaign against poverty.

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The investigation into the shooting of a black man killed by a white police officer in South Bend is not expected to be complete before February.

The police shooting in June gained national attention because the city’s mayor, Pete Buttigieg, is running for president.

The special prosecutor leading the investigation, Richard Hertel, told The Associated Press that his hope is to finish by February, although there’s a remote possibility it could happen before then.

Iowa's first in the nation caucuses are Feb. 3, 2020. 

Leading White Democrats Court Black Votes; Some Find Trouble

Nov 22, 2019
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ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party's crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display.

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Buttigieg, Gabbard Clash Over Foreign Policy

Democratic Debate: Live Fact Check and Analysis

Nov 20, 2019
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Ten candidates are taking the stage for the November Democratic Debate in Atlanta, amid public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. NPR reporters will be providing fact checks and analysis throughout the debate. Follow along.

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Buttigieg Looks To Prove His Staying Power In Atlanta Debate

Nov 20, 2019
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ATLANTA (AP) — Four Democrats jumbled at the top of the party’s presidential primary are looking to begin separating themselves in Wednesday’s final debate before Thanksgiving begins sapping voters’ attention — and that may mean sharpest criticism for the one with the most-recent rise, Pete Buttigieg.

Buttigieg Releases More Tax Returns

Nov 20, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has released two additional tax returns from his time working at consulting firm McKinsey.

The documents released hours before Wednesday’s debate show he made $80,397 in 2007 and $122,680 in 2008. He previously released his 2009 to 2018 returns.

Buttigieg hasn’t described his work with McKinsey in depth, saying he is bound by a confidentiality agreement. He said this month that he would ask about getting the agreement released.

A campaign spokesman says they made that request.

Democratic Debate: Rising Buttigieg Could Face Attacks

Nov 20, 2019
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ATLANTA (AP) — Mayor Pete Buttigieg tops Iowa presidential caucus polls, and now he’ll face the scrutiny that comes with his climb as Democrats gather in Atlanta for their fifth 2020 primary debate.

Buttigieg’s campaign and several rival campaigns say they expect the mayor to be the primary target of Wednesday’s debate. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have spent previous debates on defense.

Buttigieg Visits Morehouse In Effort To Build Black Support

Nov 18, 2019
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ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Buttigieg will speak at historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta on Monday as he tries to expand his appeal among black voters who are critical to winning the Democratic presidential primary.

Buttigieg Touts Military Service, Wary Of Overstating Role

Nov 18, 2019
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MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is leaning hard on his seven-month deployment as an intelligence officer in Afghanistan as a powerful credential, but the Democratic presidential candidate is walking a narrow path between giving that service its due and overstating it.

As his support grows, Buttigieg can expect greater scrutiny of his military record in a climate where service is far from sacred.

He’s careful to not call himself a combat veteran even as he notes the danger he faced.

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A Monmouth University Poll just released today has Pete Buttigieg polling highest in Iowa in the crowded Democratic field. 

According to the poll, four candidates are positioned near the top spot in Iowa's caucuses with Buttigieg getting support from 22%; Joe Biden is at 19%; Elizabeth Warren is at 18% and Bernie Sanders is at 13%. 

Compared with Monmouth's poll done in August, Buttigieg has gained 14 points. 

The poll report indicates Buttigieg has gained ground among every major demographic group in Iowa since the summer. 

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As the 2020 election season approaches, NPR has been conducting a series of "Off Script" conversations with presidential candidates. 

Friday and Saturday mornning NPR will air its "Off Script" conversation with Pete Buttigieg.

NPR's Scott Simon, the host of Weekend Edition Saturday is interviewing Buttigieg in South Bend. They will be joined by two area undecided voters. 

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