2020 Presidential Election

Buttigieg Releases 2010-2018 Tax Returns

Apr 30, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

In 2018, Pete Buttigieg filed jointly with his spouse, Chasten. He reported an adjusted gross income of $152,643.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is stepping up his outreach to African Americans by meeting with a leading civil rights activist, the Rev. Al Sharpton.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign says the South Bend, Indiana, mayor will no longer accept contributions from federal lobbyists.

In a news release Friday, campaign manager Mike Schmuhl announced Buttigieg will return about $30,000 collected from 39 lobbyists.

Additionally, spokesman Chris Meagher says Steve Elmendorf, a lobbyist whose recent clients include Amazon and Facebook, will no longer serve as a fundraiser for the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.

Buttigieg Sets Return Trip to South Carolina

Apr 26, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is planning to focus on outreach to African American voters during an upcoming trip to South Carolina.

Buttigieg's campaign tells The Associated Press the South Bend, Indiana, mayor will hold meetings with black community leaders when he returns next month.

A public event is planned May 5 in Charleston. The next day, Buttigieg will participate in a round-table discussion at South Carolina State University, a historically black Orangeburg school visited already by several Democratic contenders.

Peter Ringenberg

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is suddenly the hottest ticket for Democratic donors in the 2020 presidential contest.

Buttigieg: It's Clear Trump Deserves Impeachment

Apr 23, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg  says Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump are "stupendously different in very, very many respects" as he tried to smooth over an earlier comparison of the two politicians.

Buttigieg Scrambles To Turn 2020 Buzz Into Momentum

Apr 22, 2019

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — There are no policy positions on his website. He has virtually no paid presence in the states that matter most. And his campaign manager is a high school friend with no experience in presidential politics.

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CNN has announced it will offer a series of back-to-back town halls with Democratic presidential candidates live from New Hampshire on Monday, April 22. 

The town hall featuring Pete Buttigieg will air from 11pm-midnight. 

Celebrities Donating To Buttigieg Campaign

Apr 16, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

Pete Buttigieg, whose campaign raked in $7 million after emerging as an unexpected hit, has also started to draw celebrity attention.

"West Wing" star Bradley Whitford gave $2,000, actor Ryan Reynolds donated $250, NFL network broadcaster Rich Eisen gave $500 and "Game of Thrones" executive producer Carolyn Strauss chipped in $250.

Buttigieg also drew at least one contribution from an unusual source. James Murdoch, the son of conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, whose Fox News is closely allied with President Donald Trump, cut Buttigieg a $2,800 donation, records show.

It's Official - Buttigieg Announces Candidacy For President

Apr 14, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

It's official.

Inside a cold wet Studebaker building in South Bend that is representative of the past, the city's mayor, Pete Buttigieg, made predictions about the future. He officially announced that he is running for President of the United States.

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UPDATED: (Sunday, April 14 at 4:50pm)

The limited space inside the Studebaker building meant that hundreds of Buttigieg supporters were left out in the cold and were unable to be inside when the presidential announcement was made. 

Prior to addressing the crowd inside, Buttigieg went out in the rain with his husband, Chasten, and spoke to those disappointed about being unable to get inside for the official announcement.

Buttigieg told those assembled outdoors who huddled under umbrellas and ponchos, "I am impressed by all those inside, but I am moved by those of you outside." 

The campaign says the South Bend Fire Marshal put the indoor crowd count at 4,526 and the outdoor crowd count at more than 1,500.

ORIGINAL POST:The Studebaker building is being transformed for the expected presidential candidacy announcement of Pete Buttigieg in South Bend Sunday afternoon.

Sanders In Michigan Tells Trump To Rework Trade Accord

Apr 13, 2019

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says President Donald Trump should "go back to the drawing board" on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade accord because it would let Michigan-based General Motors and other companies send U.S. jobs to Mexico.

The Democratic presidential candidate rallied in the working-class Detroit suburb of Warren Saturday night, after earlier speaking at a union hall in Coopersville outside Grand Rapids during a swing through Midwest states.

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LGBT Donors Helping Pete Buttigieg Defy 2020 Expectations

Apr 8, 2019

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (AP) — Jonah Burrell first contributed to Pete Buttigieg's campaign after watching the first prominent openly gay presidential candidate on television.