South Carolina

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.

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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 Hones In On The Economic Concerns Of Black Voters in South Carolina

Jun 16, 2019
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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.

Peter Ringenberg

UPDATE:

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg says it's imperative to reform the nation's criminal justice system in ways that are more equitable for all races.

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.