Pete Buttigieg

In New Hampshire, 2020 Dems Urge Voters To Not Play It Safe

Sep 8, 2019
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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates urged voters in New Hampshire on Saturday to not play it safe in the 2020 election, leveling an implicit critique of front-runner Joe Biden.

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.

Buttigieg Making Faith-Based Appeal To Voters In 2020 bid

Aug 25, 2019
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KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — The question was about climate change. The answer soon turned to the Bible.

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In South Carolina, many religious black voters are facing a conflict between a cultural openness for same-sex marriage and their deeply held biblical convictions that could impede support for the 2020 race's only gay candidate: Pete Buttigieg.

The historically diverse field of Democratic presidential hopefuls is overflowing with options. But it is also forcing conversations about the roles that gender, race and, for the first time, sexuality should play in voters' decisions.

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor married his husband, Chasten, in 2018.

Buttigieg Says Rural Americans Embrace Immigrants They Know

Aug 13, 2019
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Tuesday that anti-immigrant sentiment in rural America declines when residents know and appreciate the role of those moving into their communities.

VIDEO: Buttigieg Takes Soapbox At Iowa State Fair

Aug 13, 2019
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A stop at the Iowa State Fair is a "no miss" event for presidential candidates who are courting Iowa voters. Iowa holds the first in the nation caucuses in 2020. 

Today Pete Buttigieg got his 20 minutes on the Des Moines Register Soapbox Tuesday afternoon. He left time for questions from the audience at the end. One person asked him about cancer. Buttigieg replied that more money needs to be invested to fight cancer. "Far too many Americans are one diagnosis away from total ruin...we gotta get coverage for everybody," he said.

In Iowa, The Candidates' Sprint To The Caucuses Begins

Aug 11, 2019
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Bernie Sanders, a Vermont senator, remain strong contenders. Iowa operatives say even as he's slipped in the polls, Sanders can't be written off — he's added a number of seasoned staffers to his team and maintains tens of thousands of volunteers and a strong grassroots network of activists that helped him pull off a surprise near-tie in the 2016 caucuses.

Today a spokesman for South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced a deadline extension for individuals who want to serve on the city's Board of Public Safety.  The board and its role has come under more scrutiny following the June 16th police killing of Eric Logan. As of today's announcement, the city has received fewer than ten applications. That's up from just two applications received as of last week. 

Here's the statement from the Mayor's Office: 

Buttigieg Ramps Up Outreach To Democratic Superdelegates

Aug 5, 2019
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is ramping up his outreach to Democratic Party superdelegates with a phone call to them outlining the scope of his 2020 presidential campaign.


Pete Buttigieg did not deliver planned remarks today during an address before the AFSCME Public Service Forum. Instead he spoke about the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

He is among a group of other presidential candidates speaking out in the aftermath of the violence.

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Here is a summary by topic of some of the points Pete Buttigieg made during the Democratic debate in Detroit Tuesday night:

Reaction To Buttigieg's Economic Plan

Jul 30, 2019
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South Bend Mayor and Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled his economic plan last week pushing to increase the minimum wage and expand unions. Reaction to Buttigieg’s plan is mixed.

Buttigieg: Students Should Speak Out On Bias, Faults Trump

Jul 26, 2019
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is urging students to speak out against racial bias when they experience it, and he faults President Donald Trump for deepening the nation's racial divide.

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor fielded a series of questions Thursday about race relations after encountering a group of students in Los Angeles while on a tour of a business that was co-founded by the late rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Jet-setter: Buttigieg Leads 2020 Dems In Private Flights

Jul 25, 2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg has spent roughly $300,000 on private jet travel this year, more than any other Democrat running for the White House, according to an analysis of campaign finance data.

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Nearly a dozen presidential candidates will be in Indianapolis this week for the National Urban League’s annual conference.

The civil rights organization’s theme for this year’s event is a focus on racial equality.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Mayor Pete Buttigieg are among the Democratic presidential candidates slated to speak at the National Urban League Conference.