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Buttigieg Campaign Ended With Midnight Call

After South Carolina, candidate told his top advisers he was done
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2020 1:29 PM CST

(Newser) – The 2020 race is changing fast with the departures of Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, and the post-mortems on those candidacies will be trickling in. Here's a sample of Buttigieg coverage, including a story from Politico that details his campaign's final moments. Buttigieg flew to Georgia Saturday night after a rally in North Carolina, and he was sitting in a car shortly after midnight, writes Elena Schneider. That's when he summoned his top advisers in a conference call and let them know it was over. "The turning point was South Carolina," a person close to the campaign tells the outlet. Related Buttigieg coverage:

  • That loss: Buttigieg's fourth-place finish in South Carolina Saturday, combined with Joe Biden's landslide margin of victory there, made clear to the candidate that he had no path to victory, according to the Politico story.

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