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Dec 17 2020
“President-elect Joe Biden announced Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday as his nominee to lead the U.S. Transportation Department.” (Reuters)
“As head of the Department of Transportation, Buttigieg would oversee an agency of some 53,000 employees, with oversight of the nation's airline industry, along with railroads, commercial trucking, mass transit and pipelines.” (NPR)
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Dec 16 2020
On Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden tapped South Bend, Indianan Mayor Pete Buttigieg as his pick for Transportation Secretary. In the announcement, Biden praised Buttigieg for being the “first openly gay major presidential candidate in American history.” Upon the announcement, several media outlets hailed Buttigieg for being the "first openly gay Cabinet member"; though some voices fromUSA TODAY The Daily Wire NBC News (Online)
Mar 01 2020
Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will ended his bid for the Democratic nomination for president. Buttigieg told reporters at a campaign stop in Selma, Alabama that he was flying back to Indiana to announce his decision, which he did, following a poor showing in South Carolina's primary on Saturday.CNN (Online News) The Daily Caller USA TODAY
Feb 27 2020
In different circles at different points over the past year, it has been fashionable to hate Pete Buttigieg: He’s too clearly full of himself. He’s too far ahead of himself. What business does the 38-year-old former mayor of a relatively small city have running for president? What real claim to the job?Frank Bruni
Nov 15 2019
A Monmouth University Poll of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses released on Tuesday showed Pete Buttigieg in the lead. “Four candidates are currently vying for the top spot in Iowa’s caucuses – Buttigieg (22%), Biden (19%), Warren (18%), and Sanders (13%).” (Monmouth)
The left thinks Buttigieg has a long road ahead to gain momentum outside Iowa, but supports his education proposal.
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Apr 03 2019
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 (Vox
Nov 16 2019
A poll released earlier this week showed Pete Buttigieg leading the Democratic presidential primary pack in Iowa for the first time. A new poll released on Saturday showed him as the clear front-runner. The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., was a virtual unknown when he announced his campaign in April, but he has recently surged in states that will be among theYahoo! The 360
Apr 07 2021
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg declared “there is racism physically built” into U.S. infrastructure during a Tuesday interview addressing President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal.
Speaking to TheGrio, Buttigieg argued that some highways and bridges across several cities were designed to divide communities by race.Breitbart News
Dec 16 2020
President-elect Joe Biden has selected former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, his former Democratic primary rival, to lead the Transportation Department, Mr. Biden said Tuesday.
Mr. Buttigieg dropped out of the race in March and endorsed Mr. Biden along with other moderate Democrats. Leading the Transportation Department, he is expected to play a prominent role in the incomingWall Street Journal (News)
Feb 01 2020
Should Universal Background Checks for Gun Purchases Be Made Law?
"Pete knows that America can protect gun rights and balance the Second Amendment with sensible gun laws. He understands that solving the gun violence epidemic requires a comprehensive approach, and that begins with universal background checks as the foundation for reducing gun violence. Pete also understands thatProCon.org