Announcement

Pete Buttigieg on the left in white shirt and blue tie waves with his right arm while holding Chasten wearing blue button up, who waves with his left. Both stand behind a blue podium. Supporters to the sides of them cheer and wave small American flags.
Peter Ringenberg

 

More than 4,500 supporters crammed into the freezing cold and leaking former Studebaker plant on Sunday to hear South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg officially declare that he’d seek the Democratic nomination for President.

“My name is Pete Buttigieg. They call me Mayor Pete. I’m a proud son of South Bend, Indiana, and I am running for President of the United States.”

The line waiting in the cold and rain to get into the event snaked around several times in front of the building before winding Northward along South Lafayette Boulevard.