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Final Iowa Poll Scrapped After Candidate ‘Omitted’ During Survey

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It was called “the most consequential poll in politics” by Politico, but it won’t be released.

The final pre-caucus survey from vaunted Iowa pollster J. Ann Selzer was supposed to come out on Saturday night, but the Des Moines Register, which sponsors the poll along with CNN and Mediacom, says a candidate’s name may have been left out in at least one interview.

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg finds himself in a place that he could hardly have contemplated when he began running for president a year ago: He likely cannot finish lower than second in the Iowa caucuses if he wants to advance in the Democratic presidential nominating campaign.

Each of the top four candidates within reach of the lead in Iowa faces his or her own version of the challenge.

But the 38-year-old former mayor of a midsize Midwestern city has a particularly high burden of proof in his bid to win the right to face President Donald Trump.

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The black mayor of Iowa's most racially diverse city is endorsing Pete Buttigieg for president.

The endorsement by Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart gives the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor a boost as he struggles to attract voters of color.

Hart told The Associated Press he was supporting Buttigieg in part for what he called the Democrat's effort to address racial economic disparity in South Bend.

Buttigieg: I Would Not Have Wanted My Son On Ukraine Board

Dec 29, 2019
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UPDATE:

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg tells The Associated Press that he "would not have wanted to see" his son serve on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company while he was leading anti-corruption efforts in the country.

Actor Kevin Costner Returns To Iowa To Support Buttigieg

Dec 23, 2019
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“Field of Dreams” actor Kevin Costner returned to Iowa to go to bat for Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

Costner is pitching the small-town mayor as someone worth listening to in the crowded lineup of White House hopefuls, saying Buttigieg speaks of the kind of unity that Costner has been waiting and hoping to hear about.

More than 1,000 people packed the high school gymnasium of Indianola, a town of about 16,000 people located south of Des Moines, to see Costner on Sunday.

Actor Kevin Costner Returns To Iowa To Support Buttigieg

Dec 23, 2019

“Field of Dreams” actor Kevin Costner returned to Iowa to go to bat for Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

Costner is pitching the small-town mayor as someone worth listening to in the crowded lineup of White House hopefuls, saying Buttigieg speaks of the kind of unity that Costner has been waiting and hoping to hear about.

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A new poll released Saturday night by CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom shows Pete Buttigieg at 25% support among likely Iowa caucusgoers. He is in first place in the poll and it represents a 16% increase in his support since the same poll was done in September.

The poll shows Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 16%; former VP Joe Biden at 15% and Verment Sen. Bernie Sanders at 15%. 

Warren, Buttigieg Circle Each Other In Iowa As Caucuses Near

Nov 3, 2019
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DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Gaining momentum in the final three months before the Iowa caucuses, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg offered sharply different messages this weekend as they inched closer to a confrontation over the direction of the Democratic Party.

Top Democrats Clash Over Health Care At Marquee Iowa Event

Nov 2, 2019
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The leading Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination clashed over the critical issue of health care while offering starkly contrasting visions for the nation's ideological direction before thousands of cheering Iowa activists at a raucous event kicking off the three-month sprint to the first-in-the-nation caucuses.

'Epic moment:' Democratic candidates to woo voters in Iowa

Nov 1, 2019
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The campaign trips to Iowa are becoming more frequent, the pleas to voters more urgent and the potential for coming up short more vivid.

Is America Ready For Gay President? Iowa Casts First Votes

Sep 21, 2019
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The question posed to Pete Buttigieg — gay, married and running for president — came from a supporter at an Iowa campaign stop: What should he tell friends who say America isn't ready to elect a gay man as president?

Buttigieg Racing To Build Person-To-Person Network In Iowa

Sep 2, 2019
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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In the back of a West Des Moines brew pub, a dozen supporters of Pete Buttigieg sipped craft beer and wine, scribbling members of their social circles on campaign worksheets — clubs, yoga groups, jobs, school organizations.

Man Wanted For Iowa Murder Captured In Mishawaka

Jun 25, 2019
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Another man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a teenager in northeast Des Moines.

Marcus Brown was captured in Mishawaka, Indiana, and has been returned to Des Moines. He is being held on a $1-million cash bond. He is being held on a preliminary count of first degree murder charge in addition to a first degree robbery charge. 

UPDATE: Buttigieg Tells LGBTQ Ralliers To Band Together Against Trump

Jun 8, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

NEW:

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.

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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