Pete Buttigieg

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Late Night Gets 'Deeply Weird' Amid Coronavirus

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon went without studio audience; Pete Buttigieg did, too

(Newser) - Thursday was "one of the longest days ever," per the Washington Post , capped off with late-night TV with no studio audiences—just staffers, friends, and family. After a seeming avalanche of cancellations and closings across the nation due to the new coronavirus, Stephen Colbert hosted his CBS Late ... More »

Mayor Pete Will Guest Host Kimmel

Buttigieg follows up the end of his campaign with some late-night TV

(Newser) - Now that Pete Buttigieg is out of the 2020 presidential race, he's free to take on slightly more easygoing jobs. Like guest hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live, which the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will be doing Thursday . "Hopefully some funnier minds than mine will be doing some... More »

Buttigieg Campaign Ended With Midnight Call

After South Carolina, candidate told his top advisers he was done

(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... More »

Winners, Losers From the Democratic Debate

Biden had the good night he needed, analysts say

(Newser) - Tuesday night's Democratic debate in Charleston, SC, was a raucous affair—so much so that Vox declares chaos to be the only true winner. In the last debate before the state's Saturday primary—and Super Tuesday—candidates desperate for speaking time talked over each other and shouted at... More »

Klobuchar, Buttigieg Rivalry Is Getting Nasty

These 2 really seem to dislike each other

(Newser) - The rough night suffered by Michael Bloomberg has dominated post-debate coverage, but another aspect of the Democratic race is also coming into focus: Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg appear to genuinely dislike each other. The Minnesota senator and the former South Bend mayor clashed numerous times, and Klobuchar seemed to... More »

Debate Was a Brutal Night for Bloomberg

Warren praised for standout performance

(Newser) - Viewers who watched the ninth Democratic presidential debate Wednesday night hoping to see fireworks would not have been disappointed. Anybody hoping for a strong performance from Michael Bloomberg, however, would probably have changed the channel before the end of the first hour. The billionaire made his presidential debate debut in... More »

Bloomberg a Major Target in Las Vegas Debate

Sanders, Warren slam former mayor's record

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg was on a Democratic presidential debate stage for the first time Wednesday night and he became a major target in the Las Vegas debate from the opening minutes onward—more so than frontrunner Bernie Sanders. Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden, and Pete Buttigieg also took part in... More »

Buttigieg's Iowa Lead Almost Gone After Recanvassing

Sanders is now just 0.04% behind

(Newser) - The Democratic National Convention begins on July 13—and by then, a clear winner from the Iowa caucuses may have emerged. After a recanvass, the Iowa Democratic Party released results from the Feb. 3 caucuses Tuesday that reduced Pete Buttigieg's narrow lead over Bernie Sanders in state delegate equivalents... More »

Trump Says He Could Support a Gay President

'I think there would be some that wouldn't'

(Newser) - President Trump isn't above mocking Pete Buttigieg's name or appearance—but he doesn't have a problem with his sexuality. In an interview with Geraldo Rivera Thursday, Trump said he could support a gay president, though some Americans might not. "I think so," Trump told the... More »

Limbaugh's Buttigieg Comments Slammed by Both Sides

Talk show host said America is not ready for 'a gay guy kissing his husband' to be president

(Newser) - Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh drew bipartisan criticism Thursday for saying the country won't elect Pete Buttigieg president because he's been “kissing his husband" after debates, the AP reports. Limbaugh's comments came eight days after President Trump awarded him the nation's top civilian honor... More »

Iowa Says Buttigieg Has Largest Delegate Count

Sanders campaign calls for recanvass

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg won the Iowa caucuses, according to the state Democratic Party—but many news outlets are refusing to call a winner, citing errors and inconsistencies in the results. The Iowa Democratic Party said Sunday, almost a week after the caucuses, that Buttigieg would be awarded 14 of the state'... More »

One Key to Buttigieg's Success: This Young Adviser

'New York' profiles Lis Smith

(Newser) - Compared to most of the others in the race, Pete Buttigieg is just a kid at 38. But one key to his surprisingly successful campaign to date is that he has an even younger adviser—37-year-old Lis Smith. In a profile at New York , Clare Malone profiles Smith and the... More »

Where We're at in Iowa: 71% of Results Are In

Buttigieg leads, with Sanders close behind

(Newser) - Better late than never: The Iowa Democratic Party has released more results from Monday night's Democratic caucuses. After technical glitches with a mobile app used for reporting the results, not much has changed from Tuesday afternoon's rankings, when 62% of precincts had been reported. Per the New York ... More »

On Eve of Iowa Caucuses, a Major Snafu

'Des Moines Register' poll scrapped after Buttigieg raises concerns that it's been compromised

(Newser) - After eons of campaigning, the first state in the nation is set to vote in the 2020 presidential election on Monday, and we would normally have in our hot little hands the final Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll to reliably tell us how the fine people of Iowa are going to... More »

Buttigieg Is No Longer 'Mayor Pete'

Campaign announces $24.7M 3Q fundraising haul

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg can now seek the highest office in the land without worrying about the responsibilities of the highest office in South Bend, Indiana. The 38-year-old Democrat's second term as mayor officially ended at noon on New Year's Day when successor James Mueller was sworn in, the South ... More »

Attendee of 'Wine Cave' Fundraiser Explains

It was far from a gathering of billionaires, writes one participant at Buttigieg event

(Newser) - It was one of the big moments from the last Democratic debate. Elizabeth Warren took note of a Pete Buttigieg fundraiser and declared, "Billionaires in wine caves should not pick the next president of the United States." Now, in an op-ed in the Washington Post , one of the... More »

Buttigieg: Here's the Full List of My Consulting Clients

Candidate releases McKinsey work history

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg, under pressure from Democratic rivals including Elizabeth Warren over transparency, has released a full work history from his time at McKinsey & Co. The South Bend, Ind., mayor's clients at the international consulting firm between 2007 and 2010 included Best Buy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan,... More »

Elizabeth Warren Made $1.9M for Private Legal Work

She urges Buttigieg to release consulting client list

(Newser) - "Millionaire legal consultant" is not the image Sen. Elizabeth Warren is trying to project to voters, but figures released by her campaign Sunday show that she made close to $2 million from consulting and other private legal work during her career as a law professor. Her campaign released figures... More »

Things Get Testy Between Warren, Buttigieg

The Democratic candidates reflect a philosophical rift in the party

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren has spent weeks absorbing attacks from moderate rivals looking to blunt her surging campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now, as the Massachusetts senator risks losing momentum, she's starting to hit back, the AP reports. After a Democratic Party fundraiser in Boston on Thursday night, Warren blasted... More »

Buttigieg Campaign Sees Who Donations Are From, Returns Them

2 of Brett Kavanaugh's lawyers had donated thousands

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg’s campaign received $7,200 from Alexandra Walsh and $2,800 from Beth Wilkinson, but that money has since been returned to the top DC law partners after the donations were revealed. Why? Because they are part of Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz, the Washington law firm that represented Brett... More »

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