Pete Buttigieg

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Zuckerberg, Chan Gave Buttigieg Some Advice

Facebook founder and his wife recommended potential hires for campaign staff

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg has yet to make any political contributions or endorsements in the 2020 election cycle, but he has made recommendations to one candidate: Pete Buttigieg. The Facebook founder sent a few emails earlier this year to Buttigieg’s campaign manager offering up suggestions of potential staffers to hire for... More »

Biden Drops, Buttigieg Surges in Latest Iowa Poll

Ex-VP is now at 18%, Warren at 17%, and Buttigieg at 13%; Harris, Sanders in single digits

(Newser) - A lot can change in four months, and new polling in Iowa suggests seismic shifts among the ever-changing top tier of Democratic presidential candidates. Per a new Suffolk University/USA Today survey of 500 likely Democratic caucus attendees, it's now a three-way race between Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and, in... More »

Castro Defends His Exchange With Biden

It was 'not a personal attack,' he says, though others disagree

(Newser) - The Democratic candidates for president took each other on during a debate in Houston Thursday night, clashing on everything from war to health care, but what the Hill calls a "fiesty exchange" on the latter went down between two contenders in particular. Julian Castro and Joe Biden were going... More »

New Poll Is Bad News for Kamala Harris

She drops 12 points in CNN poll from surge after first debate

(Newser) - Joe Biden has bounced back from his debate squabble with Kamala Harris, who is now floundering, according to a new CNN poll. With the support of 29% of potential Democratic voters, up 7 points since late June, Biden regains a double-digit lead over Bernie Sanders (15%) and Elizabeth Warren (14%),... More »

Officer in Case That Shook Buttigieg Campaign Resigns

Ryan O'Neill fatally shot a black man last month

(Newser) - A white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man, sparking protests and roiling the presidential campaign of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, has resigned, the local police union announced Monday. The Fraternal Order of Police said Sgt. Ryan O'Neill's resignation from the South Bend Police Department... More »

Jaws Drop Over Bizarre Essay About Pete Buttigieg

And it gets pulled pretty fast

(Newser) - A shocking essay about Pete Buttigieg got yanked from the New Republic's website after a reporter noticed it was there, Mediaite reports. The post, by novelist and critic Dale Peck, scorns the presidential candidate for coming out as gay only four years ago and apparently marrying his first boyfriend.... More »

Buttigieg's National Service Plan Would Enlist Millions

Buttigieg wants volunteers to work for community health, senior care

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg hopes to see 1 million more young people volunteer to serve their country, and not just in the military. The Democratic presidential candidate, who signed up for the Navy Reserve after college and was deployed to Afghanistan, announced a plan Wednesday to create new service corps opportunities centered... More »

'Head-Turning' 2nd Quarter for Buttigieg: $24.8M

Indiana mayor is first Democratic candidate to announce this quarter's haul

(Newser) - If anyone had doubts that Pete Buttigieg is a serious contender for president, those doubts may dissipate after a look at the latest fundraising numbers. After bringing in a notable $7 million in his first three months of the race, Buttigieg's campaign announced Monday that they raised $24.8... More »

And Now, the Democratic Candidates Will Start Falling

'Multiple dropouts' expected within weeks: Politico

(Newser) - Expect Democratic presidential candidates to start throwing in the towel within weeks, perhaps with the release of second-quarter fundraising results on July 15. That's the prediction of Politico , which reports that—seven months before Democratic caucuses and primaries begin—it's "getting very late" for candidates to make... More »

Buttigieg's 'Achilles' Heel' Shows at Angry Town Hall

Black residents of South Bend confront mayor about fatal police shooting

(Newser) - It's Debate Week for the Democratic candidates, but South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a major hometown issue brewing that threatens to overshadow his national ambitions. Earlier this month, a white police officer in his city fatally shot a black man, prompting Buttigieg to leave the campaign trail... More »

He Raised $7M in 3 Months. Now $7M More, in Just One

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg takes in massively impressive haul in April

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg seemingly came out of nowhere when he entered the 2020 race, and Politico points to a new development as evidence of his "explosive rise" since. When the mayor from South Bend, Ind., first jumped into the presidential fray, he raised $7 million during his first three months... More »

Here's Who Is Currently in the Democratic Debates

13 Democrats have qualified, but the last 7 spots are up in the air

(Newser) - The first Democratic debates for the 2020 election take place June 26 and June 27 in Miami, with each night featuring 10 different candidates on stage, reports ABC News . The field is currently larger than 20, and the party will decide next week who makes the cut, based on polling... More »

On This Issue, Buttigieg Breaks With the Crowd

Democratic presidential candidate says he wouldn't have pressured Al Franken to resign

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg is diverging from other Democratic presidential candidates who demanded former Sen. Al Franken's resignation over sexual misconduct allegations, saying he wouldn't have "applied that pressure." "It was his decision to make" and "I think the way that we basically held him to... More »

Buttigieg: I Don't Care About 'Grotesque' Trump Tweets

Trump complains about Fox giving candidate airtime

(Newser) - President Trump has claimed that Pete Buttigieg is the Democratic 2020 hopeful he is "rooting for"—but that doesn't mean he wants to see him on his TV. "Hard to believe that @FoxNews wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him,... More »

Oprah Was 'Too Emotional' for 60 Minutes

Former talk show host talks exit, Pete Buttigieg with 'THR'

(Newser) - During her short stint at 60 Minutes, Oprah Winfrey "did seven takes on just my name." It was a sign that the show "was not the best format for me," the former talk show host tells the Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Tuesday. She says... More »

'Mayor Pete': It's Official

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor enters the 2020 presidential race

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of a youthful generation ready to reshape the country, the AP reports. "I recognize the audacity of doing... More »

Here's What Pence Has to Say About Buttigieg's Criticism

VP appears on CNBC, responds to presumptive presidential candidate

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg had something to say to Mike Pence , and Pence had something to say right back. "He said some things that are critical of my Christian faith and about me personally. And he knows better. He knows me," said the VP, who was Indiana's governor when... More »

'Mayor Pete' to Pence: God Made Me Gay

Buttigieg addresses VP at fundraising brunch

(Newser) - In front of a crowded hotel ballroom at a fundraising brunch Sunday, presumed Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg —the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana—took on the vice president. "That’s the thing that I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand," Buttigieg... More »

Spotlight Brightens as Buttigieg Fills His Coffers

South Bend mayor raises $7M in 3 months

(Newser) - "Mayor Pete" has some serious momentum. South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg raised more than $7 million in the first quarter of 2019 for his presidential campaign . The fundraising total revealed Monday is $5 million less than Kamala Harris raised in Q1, and the figure will likely be dwarfed... More »

Buttigieg Name Gains Traction, Even If You Can't Pronounce It

Voters start to notice Democratic candidate, and may even learn to say his name

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg seems to be making an impression on voters and the Democratic Party, and not just because of the entertaining attempts to pronounce his last name. A poll of likely Democratic caucus voters in Iowa released Sunday put the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, in third place, behind Joe... More »

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