The Pete Buttigieg boom

Posted on AllSides April 3rd, 2019
From The Left
Election 2020

How the mayor of South Bend became a surprisingly serious contender in the 2020 Democratic primary race.

As strange as it may sound, the mayor of a medium-size city in the Midwest is now a real contender for the Democratic nomination for the presidency.

A late March Quinnipiac poll had Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, tied with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for fifth place nationally, putting him ahead of Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). On Monday, Buttigieg announced that his campaign raised more...

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