The 2020 Democrats: Pete Buttigieg

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Posted: Mar 18, 2019 12:00 PM
The 2020 Democrats: Pete Buttigieg

Source: Greg Swiercz/South Bend Tribune via AP

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Quick Facts

Who: Pete Buttigieg

From: South Bend, IN

Current Position: Mayor of South Bend since 2012

Campaign Site: https://www.peteforamerica.com/meet-pete/

Background: Buttigieg has been the mayor of South Bend since 2012. He was made a Naval Intelligence officer for the Navy Reserve in 2009. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 for a seven-month deployment, after which he returned to South Bend. He remains a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve.

2020 Campaign & Endorsements

  • Date Announced: April 14, 2019

  • Fundraising: $7 million in first quarter

  • Campaign Leadership: 

  • Key Endorsements:

Political Positions

Criticisms/Controversies

  • Picking an unnecessary fight with Vice President Mike Pence over his religious beliefs.