Pete Buttigieg

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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.

Peter Ringenberg

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.

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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.

Peter Ringenberg

Pete Buttigieg's campaign announced that Buttigieg will deliver remarks on foreign policy and national security at the Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington Tuesday, June 11 at 11am.

Buttigieg Holds "Mayor's Night Out"

May 30, 2019
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Before questions, says there will be lots of visible changes in parks this year plus some less visible changes like improving bathrooms, etc.

Peter Ringenberg

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.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

Twenty-six soon-to-be graduates of South Bend schools ceremonially signed their intent to join the military this morning at a joint ceremony attended by their principals, superintendent and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.


This is the first year South Bend Community Schools has done a ceremony together for all district graduates joining the military. Superintendent Kenneth Spells. “I see students that are going to gain strong leadership skills. Students that are going to be leaders of this country and students that I’m very proud of.” Spells is a Navy veteran.

Peter Ringenberg

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.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio


Pete Buttigieg spent some time in his home town Monday to celebrate the uniquely South Bend version of Dyngus Day.

Dyngus Day is a Polish holiday celebrating the end of Lent with eating, drinking, dancing and otherwise making merry. Historically in South Bend the large groups of working class voters who coming out for Dyngus Day so close to primary election day are irresistible to politicians and the holiday has turned into a political one.

Peter Ringenberg

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.