Pete Buttigieg

Buttigieg Removes Attorney From Fundraiser After Backlash

14 hours ago
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald , a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in an officer's conviction.

Can Pete Buttigieg, Cool And Cerebral, Second That Emotion?

17 hours ago
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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — John McAnear, a 77-year-old Air Force veteran, stood in an audience of hundreds in suburban Des Moines with an oxygen tank at his side, wheezing as he implored Pete Buttigieg to protect the Veterans Administration.

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According to the verified Twitter account for Pete Buttigieg's campaign, the candidate has raised more than $1 million in the 24 hours since Tuesday night's debate in Ohio. 

The campaign also says that in the last 24 hours, that Buttigieg has passed the threshold of having 600,000 individual donors. 

Building on that, the campaign has also been sending out text messages alerting supporters about what is going on. One of those texts reads in part "...we're having one of our biggest grassroots days of the campaign, raising over $1 million with an average gift of $24."

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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg went after Elizabeth Warren’s plan by leaning into his own Midwestern credentials.

“This is why people here in the Midwest are so frustrated with Washington in general and Capitol Hill in particular,” Buttigieg said, reminding voters of his profile as a mayor from a red state.

Buttigieg has tried to carve out a lane for himself as a moderate bridge-builder and a fresh-faced alternative to the space occupied by former Vice President Joe Biden, who has been popular with white working-class voters.

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Twelve candidates take the stage for October's Democratic primary debate, which begins at 8 p.m. ET. NPR reporters are posting context and analysis in real time.

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In the spirit of a TED talk, IU South Bend is offering another installment of its lecture series billed as a 'Pop-Up University.'

On Thursday, October 17th from 7-8pm, Elizabeth Bennion will lead a discussion at the LangLab in South Bend entitled Pondering Pete's Proposal: Should We Abolish the Electoral College?

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More than 500 community members crowded into the Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God in Christ Sunday afternoon for Faith in Indiana’s Peacemaker Summit. The event was in response to the fatal police shooting of Eric Logan and the rise of gun violence in South Bend.

Faith leaders publicly appealed to elected officials to fund initiatives including a national program called the Peacemaker Fellowship. Council President Tim Scott says the city is allocating $350,000 for a Group Violence Intervention Project.

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The city of South Bend could be doing better in the diversity of its contracts. That's according to a study on how many women and minority-owned businesses are contracted.

The City’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion hired consultant Colette Holt to conduct the study between 2015 and 2017. The study found 12 percent of contracts were given to women and minority owned businesses.

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg opened his new presidential campaign office Thursday night in South Bend.

A large crowd gathered outside of the new ‘Pete For America’ campaign office to show their support. 

AP Interview: The Hopes And Fears Of Buttigieg's Mom

Sep 28, 2019

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Several times a week, Anne Montgomery makes her way a few miles from her home to a fifth-floor office in downtown South Bend that teems with young adults working to elect her son president. She reads letters that bring back anxieties about being the mother of Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay man to run for president.

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?

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South Bend residents gathered Thursday night for the final community meeting in a series for the public to give input on the City’s police practices. The meeting was about next steps.

Residents looked over notes taken from previous meetings and decided what policy recommendations were most important to have on the final document for the Board of Public Safety.

Buttigieg Unveils Community-Focused Disaster Relief Plan

Sep 17, 2019
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GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is unveiling his community-focused approach to disaster relief in a South Carolina community hit hard by Hurricane Florence last year, pledging to reinforce the response to weather events he says are exacerbated by climate change.

No Millennial Bump For Buttigieg, But Hints Of Broad Appeal

Sep 15, 2019
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg would like to turn the fight for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination into a contest about generational change. But there's one looming problem: He has yet to win over his own.

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Here are the highlights of the debate from NPR's coverage of Pete Buttigieg: 

After tech investor Andrew Yang announced his contest that could give $1,000 per month to 10 people, there was a pause before South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg delivered his opening remarks. Sen. Kamala Harris of California could be heard laughing. Then Buttiegieg raised his eyebrows and said, that’s “original -- I’ll give you that.”