The mayor, who has little national name recognition and could struggle to get attention in a crowded field, becomes the eighth candidate either fully in the 2020 race or exploring a run, including heavyweights like Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. … [Read more...] about Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg jumps into 2020 race
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In a political irony, Mr. Buttigieg’s announcement on Wednesday reflects a similar calculus: he has been regarded as a potentially strong candidate for the governorship of Indiana, which is also on the ballot in 2020, but has opted for an underdog presidential campaign instead. … [Read more...] about Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Ind., Joins Democratic 2020 Race
First the simple part: Buttigieg is running for president because a) he has a message he wants to push out to Democrats nationally (It's time to put young people in charge) and b) he knows that in a field that is expected to grow to maybe as many as 24 candidates, there's simply no way of predicting what will happen. … [Read more...] about Pete Buttigieg is running for president! But why?
Washington (CNN)Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced on Wednesday that he is launching an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid. … [Read more...] about How to pronounce Pete Buttigieg
Yet before Buttigieg can think about taking on Pence and Trump, he must first face a crowded field of Democrats who are either seeking the party's nomination or considering a run in 2020. Many are better known (Biden, Warren, Sanders). There are other former mayors and could be even more (Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Mike Bloomberg). There is even another veteran (Buttigieg served in Afghanistan in 2014) in Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. And another Midwesterner, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, is expected to enter the race on Sunday. … [Read more...] about ‘I’m not going to miss this moment’: Pete Buttigieg is running to make history