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Six Democratic presidential candidates are debating in Iowa on Tuesday, less than three weeks from the caucuses there. NPR reporters are providing background and analysis of the candidates' remarks in real-time.

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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.

Democratic 2020 Candidates Vie For Unions, Latinos In Nevada

Jan 12, 2020
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Democratic presidential candidates are in Nevada seeking to build relationships with Latino voters and win the coveted endorsement of a powerful casino workers union.

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In a news release sent out New Year's morning the Buttigieg campaign says it has raised more than $24.7 million during the 4th quarter of 2019, bringing the total raised to more than $76 million since the beginning of 2019.

 

Buttigieg's campaign also say that it ends 2019 with more than 2 million donations by more than 733,000 individuals.

 

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.

Buttigieg Leads 2020 Rivals In Wall Street Contributions

Dec 21, 2019
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The financial sector, blamed by progressives for spawning the 2008 financial crisis, is lining up behind Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign.

Buttigieg Playing Catchup In Reaching Nevada Voters Of Color

Dec 21, 2019
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is working to make inroads with Latino, black and Asian American voters in Las Vegas this weekend.

Live Analysis: 6th Democratic Presidential Debate

Dec 19, 2019
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Seven Democratic presidential candidates are debating Thursday night, the smallest group yet. The December debate, hosted by Politico and PBS NewsHour, is taking place at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. NPR reporters are providing live analysis of the candidates' remarks. You can listen to the debate live on air on 88.1 WVPE.

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Buttigieg Releases List Of McKinsey Clients

Dec 10, 2019
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The Buttigieg campaign released information about the clients Pete Buttigieg worked for when he was at McKinsey.

His campaign released the details Tuesday evening while the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, attended a fundraiser on Park Avenue in Manhattan. It was the first event on a five-day fundraising swing that features 10 meetings with big donors, and the first time Buttigieg allowed the media to cover fundraising events that had been previously kept secret.

Below is the timeline provided by the campaign in a statement released to the media. 

UPDATE: Consulting Firm Allows Buttigieg To Release Names Of Clients

Dec 9, 2019
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The McKinsey & Co. consulting firm says it will allow Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to identify the clients he served more than a decade ago.

The announcement comes the same day that Buttigieg pledged to open his fundraising events to the news media and provide the names of key fundraising organizers. 

The moves Monday reflect the growing pressure Buttigieg is under as his campaign gains traction in early voting states less than two months before the Democratic contest begins.

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About 50 local activists faced the cold Friday morning for a climate strike at Howard Park in South Bend. It was meant to invoke a sense of urgency among city officials about the climate change crisis.

Activists sang songs about climate change and spoke about their own experiences before marching from Howard Park to the County-City Building.

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An event designed to show that there is support in the local South Bend African American community for Pete Buttigieg, at one point devolved into protest.

Some of the community members who had gathered to speak in favor of Buttigieg included Karen White and Sharon McBride who are on the South Bend Common Council, Gladys Muhammad with the South Bend Heritage Foundation and Michael Patton who is a local pastor. 

All IN: 2020 Legislative Session Preview

Dec 4, 2019
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Indiana lawmakers have revealed their agendas for the 2020 legislative session. Today we outline the issues lawmakers are expected to focus on, including healthcare costs and gun safety measures.

House Speaker-elect Todd Huston will serve alongside retiring House Speaker Brian Bosma this session, and we talk about what new leadership could mean for the Indiana House. 

 

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