Pete Buttigieg 2020

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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 »

The Big Question: Who Gets the Buttigieg Bounce?

Polls are anything but clear, but an endorsment from Mayor Pete could clarify

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg's decision to drop out of the 2020 race has the potential to "shake up the dynamics of the race," writes Alexi McCammond at Axios . But exactly how that plays out remained very much unclear Monday morning. A poll by Morning Consult in late February found... More »

Pete Buttigieg Has Bad News for Campaign Staff

The 2020 candidate is dropping out

(Newser) - Democrat Pete Buttigieg is ending his campaign for president. Three people with knowledge of Buttigieg’s decision tell the AP he is informing campaign staff. They were not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity. His campaign says Buttigieg will speak Sunday night in South Bend, Indiana. Buttigieg rose to... More »

Biden Romps to a Crucial Victory in South Carolina

In early returns, Sanders was in a much-distant second and Steyer third

(Newser) - South Carolina was seen as a must-win state for Joe Biden, and it turned out to be just that. In fact, it wasn't even close. Major outlets including CNN , ABC , and NBC called the race for the former VP as soon as polls closed at 7pm. Bernie Sanders was... More »

AP Won't Declare Winner After Iowa Recount

Buttigieg still on top in final results

(Newser) - The New Hampshire primary and Nevada caucuses have passed, and South Carolina’s vote is just a day away—but there’s still no winner of the Iowa caucuses, according to the AP . Final results of the first contest to decide the Democratic Party's nominee to challenge President Trump... 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 »

Sanders Faces Onslaught in South Carolina Debate

7 candidates clashed in fiery debate

(Newser) - Seven Democrats took part in a fiery debate in South Carolina on Tuesday night—one more than in last week's primary debate. Tom Steyer joined Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Michael Bloomberg in the Charleston debate, co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional... More »

Buttigieg Isn't Quite Buying the Nevada Vote Count

His campaign makes demands of the Nevada State Democratic Party

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg's campaign has a few requests of a Nevada State Democratic Party "in light of material irregularities" in state caucuses still being tallied, CNN reports. The campaign asks the party to "release early vote and in-person vote totals by precinct," "correct any outstanding second... More »

Some Democratic Candidates Are Nearly Out of Cash

Buttigieg, Warren, Biden, Klobuchar running low

(Newser) - At a time in the race when running a presidential campaign is getting more expensive, many of the Democrats remaining have less money. After being camped in Iowa for what seemed like ages, the candidates now have multiple, scattered primaries ahead. And on top of competing with Bernie Sanders' fundraising... 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 »

Bloomberg Has Never Debated Quite Like This Before

He last debated in 2009, and not with 5 rivals alongside him

(Newser) - Six Democratic contenders take the debate stage in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, but one will be in the spotlight like no other: Mike Bloomberg is getting behind the podium for the first time, and "he is going to have a giant target on his back from all sides,... 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 »

Key Takeaways From the New Hampshire Primary

'Stunning' collapse for Warren, Biden

(Newser) - As pollsters predicted, Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire primary for the second time in a row, giving him the first clear win of the primary season after the chaos in Iowa last week. But while Sanders' win may have been expected, the other New Hampshire results have shaken... More »

Bernie Sanders Takes New Hampshire

Buttigieg was in second and Klobuchar third, while Warren and Biden were well back

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire primary, reports the AP , Politico , CNN , and the Washington Post . The final tally isn't yet in, but it appears Pete Buttigieg will finish in a close second and Amy Klobuchar a strong third. Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden trailed that trio by... More »

Democrats Hope for Reset in New Hampshire

Bernie Sanders pulls ahead in polls

(Newser) - Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg have all topped the polls in New Hampshire at various points over the last few months—but Bernie Sanders has pulled away in the home stretch, according to CNN . A tracking poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center from Feb.... 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 »

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