NEW: This morning via Twitter, Pete Buttigieg released results of his first quarter fundraising through his exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential run.

He indicates more than $7-million was raised.

During the first quarter, Buttigieg appeared on a CNN town hall that resulted in a boost in donors.

He also announced he reached the threshold of getting 65,000 donors so that he could be invited to the first Democratic National Committee debate.  


Buttigieg Likes Chick-Fil-A's Chicken But Not Its Politics

Mar 27, 2019
Tony Krabill/WVPE

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg  says he does not approve of Chick-fil-A's politics but "kind of" approves of its chicken.

The mayor of South Bend drew laughs from the hosts of "The Breakfast Club" morning show on Tuesday for his answer.

Buttigieg, who is gay and married, suggested that he could forge a peace deal between the LGBTQ community and the Atlanta-based fast-food chain, which has donated millions over the years to groups that oppose same-sex marriage.