2020 Presidential Election

In Iowa, The Candidates' Sprint To The Caucuses Begins

Aug 11, 2019
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Bernie Sanders, a Vermont senator, remain strong contenders. Iowa operatives say even as he's slipped in the polls, Sanders can't be written off — he's added a number of seasoned staffers to his team and maintains tens of thousands of volunteers and a strong grassroots network of activists that helped him pull off a surprise near-tie in the 2016 caucuses.

Buttigieg Ramps Up Outreach To Democratic Superdelegates

Aug 5, 2019
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is ramping up his outreach to Democratic Party superdelegates with a phone call to them outlining the scope of his 2020 presidential campaign.

Reaction To Buttigieg's Economic Plan

Jul 30, 2019
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South Bend Mayor and Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled his economic plan last week pushing to increase the minimum wage and expand unions. Reaction to Buttigieg’s plan is mixed.

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On July 30 and 31 there will be two more nights of debates between the wide field of Democratic Presidential candidates. Here is information on debate watching parties going on both nights in South Bend:

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Some of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took on criticism they’ve faced from the black community in remarks to the National Urban League Friday.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) addressed the civil rights organization at its conference in Indianapolis.

Buttigieg: Students Should Speak Out On Bias, Faults Trump

Jul 26, 2019
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is urging students to speak out against racial bias when they experience it, and he faults President Donald Trump for deepening the nation's racial divide.

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor fielded a series of questions Thursday about race relations after encountering a group of students in Los Angeles while on a tour of a business that was co-founded by the late rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Jet-setter: Buttigieg Leads 2020 Dems In Private Flights

Jul 25, 2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg has spent roughly $300,000 on private jet travel this year, more than any other Democrat running for the White House, according to an analysis of campaign finance data.

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Nearly a dozen presidential candidates will be in Indianapolis this week for the National Urban League’s annual conference.

The civil rights organization’s theme for this year’s event is a focus on racial equality.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Mayor Pete Buttigieg are among the Democratic presidential candidates slated to speak at the National Urban League Conference.

Pete Buttigieg Has Money. Can He Turn It Into A 2020 Win?

Jul 6, 2019
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CARROLL, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg stunned the Democratic presidential field with a nearly $25 million second-quarter fundraising haul.

Now he needs to figure out how to use that money to build a campaign that can go the distance against nearly two dozen rivals — many of them better known — and ensure that enthusiasm from donors is matched by support from voters.


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to increase opportunities for national service and build a network of 1 million service members by 2026.

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

Jul 2, 2019
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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."

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Night One Of The Democratic Debates

Jun 26, 2019
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It was night one of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Thursday night another field of ten will debate, including Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden.

Follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks from night one.


Buttigieg: 'Why Not' Start A First Family In White House?

Jun 16, 2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to start a family with his husband, Chasten, and says that could happen if he's in the White House.

Buttigieg Hones In On The Economic Concerns Of Black Voters in South Carolina

Jun 16, 2019
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year's primary election.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to repeal the authorization for use of force in Iraq and Afghanistan, calling it a "blank check" that has led to an "endless war."

 The South Bend, Indiana, mayor laid out his foreign policy priorities during a speech Tuesday at Indiana University.

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Pete Buttigieg is delivering remarks on foreign policy and national security at the Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington. Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton, Distinguished Scholar with the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, will introduce him.

Watch live here:

Sunday Marks Moment For 2020 Prospects, Including Buttigieg, To Show Iowa Strength

Jun 9, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — In five-minute chunks of speaking time, nearly 20 Democratic presidential candidates are getting the chance to make their case before hundreds of party leaders at an important testing ground in early-voting Iowa.

Buttigieg's High College Debt Draws Attention To The Issue

Jun 8, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg knows firsthand the burden of six-figure student loan debt. He and his husband, Chasten, are far from alone, though, and their personal college indebtedness is helping to keep the issue on the national stage.

Buttigieg Campaign Grows, Looking To Sustain Early Momentum

Jun 8, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has been quickly growing his upstart campaign, expanding its footprint in early states, adding veterans of previous presidential bids and now taking over a Chicago office previously occupied by an offshoot of President Barack Obama's campaigns.

UPDATE: Buttigieg Tells LGBTQ Ralliers To Band Together Against Trump

Jun 8, 2019
Peter Ringenberg


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Pete Buttigieg, who hopes to become the first openly gay presidential nominee from a major political party, said at an LGBTQ event Saturday that activists must band together to deny President Donald Trump a second term.

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Slideshow of images from Elizabeth Warren's campaign stop June 5th at the RV/MH Hall of Fame. 

LATEST: Elizabeth Warren Wraps Up Campaign Stop In Elkhart

Jun 4, 2019
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LATEST: Elizabeth Warren has finished her political stop in Elkhart before what appeared to be a packed venue at the RV/MH Hall of Fame.  Early on in her remarks she talked with the crowd about clean air, clean water and clean energy.

Highlights Of Buttigieg Town Hall On MSNBC

Jun 3, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he would not have pressured Democrat Al Franken to resign from the Senate at the time some of his 2020 rivals did.

Peter Ringenberg

Tonight Pete Buttigieg is scheduled to be on a live town hall on the MSNBC show "Hardball." 

The program starts at 7pm ET. It will be broadcast live from Fresno, California. 

Last month, Buttigieg appeared on a one hour live town hall on the Fox News Channel that was broadcast from New Hampshire.

In March he was featured on a CNN live town hall one hour broadcast from Austin, Texas. 

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is holding his first ‘Mayor’s Night Out’ since officially announcing his candidacy for President in April.

 The Mayor’s Night Out events in South Bend are usually a chance for residents to meet one on one with the Mayor and other city officials about any problems they’re having.

Buttigieg Says He'd Consider Codifying Abortion Rights

May 17, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says writing into law the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion is an idea "that deserves to be taken seriously."

Buttigieg Makes Hires In Iowa, New Hampshire

May 6, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has hired four staffers in Iowa and three in New Hampshire as he works to build on the momentum his campaign has seen in recent weeks.


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Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg says it's imperative to reform the nation's criminal justice system in ways that are more equitable for all races.