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: Mike Schmuhl

  • Key Endorsements: Steven Grossman, Stephen Adler, Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer

Political Positions

Criticisms/Controversies

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

This piece is part of our Election 2020 series. See below for more information on the most talked about Democrats challenging President Trump. 

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