Pete Buttigieg

  • Election 2020 Jan 15

    Key Takeaways From Democratic Presidential Debate in Iowa

    There was a lot of pre-debate chatter about a coming fight between Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren over Warren’s assertion Sanders told her in 2018 that a woman couldn’t be elected president. Sanders denied it, Warren didn’t press it and a substantive debate on a range of issues ensued. Still, after the debate, it appeared that Warren declined to...

  • Election 2020 Jan 15

    Recap: Democrats Face Off Before Iowa Caucuses

    Six candidates — Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Vice President Joe Biden, billionaire activist Tom Steyer and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — are gathering in Des Moines, all anxious for a televised boost before the Feb. 3 caucuses that could give one or more of them momentum...

  • Decision 2020 Jan 3

    Warren, Klobuchar, Booker Recent Fundraising Lags Top Rivals

    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said Friday that she raised $21.2 million from October through December, with more than $1.5 million coming on the last day of the year. But the Massachusetts senator still trailed a trio of other top rivals in fundraising and fell short of her total from the three previous months. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she…

  • Pete Buttigieg Dec 31, 2019

    Buttigieg: I Would Not Have Wanted My Son on Ukraine Board

    Pete Buttigieg said Monday that he “would not have wanted to see” his son serving on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company while he was leading anti-corruption efforts in the country, an implicit criticism of the controversy that has ensnared his 2020 Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden.

  • Decision 2020 Dec 29, 2019

    Buttigieg Critiques Biden’s ‘Judgment’ on Iraq War Vote

    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday called former Vice President Joe Biden’s vote to authorize the Iraq War part of the nation’s “worst foreign policy decision” of the millennial mayor’s lifetime. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was responding to a question about how his foreign policy experience measured up to others’ in the Democratic race, specifically...

  • Decision 2020 Dec 21, 2019

    Buttigieg Leads 2020 Rivals in Wall Street Contributions

    The financial sector, blamed by progressives for spawning the 2008 economic collapse, is lining up behind Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has collected more campaign cash from donors and political action committees tied to the financial, insurance and real estate sector than any other White House hopeful, according to data compiled by the Center for…

  • Election 2020 Dec 21, 2019

    Buttigieg Playing Catchup in Reaching Nevada Voters of Color

    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is working to make inroads with Latino, black and Asian American voters in Las Vegas this weekend. It’s an outreach that the South Bend mayor has been slow to make compared with many of his rivals. His weekend schedule includes his first event with leaders of the Latino community in Nevada, a significant slice of...

  • Decision 2020 Dec 20, 2019

    Buttigieg-Warren Clash on Campaign Trail Spills Into Debate

    The long-festering feud between Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg erupted Thursday night in a high-stakes debate that tested the strength of the Democratic Party’s shrinking pool of presidential contenders just six weeks before primary voting begins. Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has emerged as an unlikely presidential power player, gaining ground with a centrist message. Warren,...

  • Decision 2020 Dec 11, 2019

    Democrats’ Divide: Free College for All or for Some?

    Pete Buttigieg’s latest ad on college affordability was a relatively quiet one: The presidential candidate is seen explaining his plan for free public college tuition for some to a small group of nodding middle-aged voters, his measured tone hardly shifting as he takes an indirect swipe at his Democratic rivals.  But the message was received and returned — in...

  • Pete Buttigieg Dec 11, 2019

    Buttigieg Discloses Ex-Clients as Fundraising Swing Begins

    Facing intense pressure to answer questions about his work in the private sector, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday disclosed a roster of former consulting clients that include a major health insurance provider, a nationwide electronics retailer, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Defense. He also opened a big-dollar fundraiser for the first time to...

  • Pete Buttigieg Dec 9, 2019

    Consulting Firm Allows Buttigieg to Release Names of Clients

    The McKinsey consulting firm says that it will allow Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to release the identities of the clients he served when he worked for them a decade ago. McKinsey said in a statement Monday that it had informed Buttigieg that he could reveal information about the organizations he served from 2007 to 2010. Buttigieg had been under...

  • Dec 6, 2019

    Warren, Buttigieg Scrap Puts Democratic Divide on Display

    Elizabeth Warren has spent weeks absorbing attacks from moderate rivals looking to blunt her surging campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now, as the Massachusetts senator risks losing momentum, she’s starting to hit back. After a Democratic Party fundraiser in Boston on Thursday night, Warren blasted Pete Buttigieg, who is emerging as a leading moderate candidate in the lead-off...

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Buttigieg Takes Aim at Candidates With Washington Experience

    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg defended his lack of experience in Washington by criticizing what experienced candidates haven’t done for the country.

  • Nov 17, 2019

    Pete Buttigieg Is Struggling With Black Voters — and Not Just Because He’s Gay

    Pete Buttigieg, 37, may have won over many members of the mostly white political commentariat in New York and Washington, and recent polls of Iowa’s overwhelmingly white electorate put him at or near the front of the crowded Democratic field there, NBC News reports. But, at the start of October, a poll in The Charleston Post and Courier found Buttigieg...

  • Nov 16, 2019

    Warren Pushes Back on Critics of Her Health Care Plan

    Elizabeth Warren pushed back against critics of her newly released plan to phase in implementation of a single-payer health care system, insisting Saturday that she is “fully committed” to “Medicare for All” and that she plans to first build on existing health care programs because “people need help right now.” “My commitment to Medicare for All is all the way,”...

  • Aug 27, 2019

    Democratic Presidential Candidate ‘Mayor Pete’ Visits SJ

    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, or “Mayor Pete” as he is called, was in full campaign mode Monday when he spoke at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose. Cheryl Hurd reports.

  • Aug 27, 2019

    Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Visits San Jose

    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, or “Mayor Pete” as he is called, was in full campaign mode Monday when he spoke at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    Buttigieg Making Faith-Based Appeal to Voters in 2020 Bid

    The question was about climate change. The answer soon turned to the Bible.

  • Jul 16, 2019

    Indiana Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Man Resigns

    A white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man, sparking protests and roiling the presidential campaign of Mayor Pete Buttigieg, has resigned. The Fraternal Order of Police announced Sgt. Ryan O’Neill’s resignation from the South Bend Police Department on Monday night. The union says O’Neill’s decision to resign was due to stress and media attention given to last...

  • Jul 14, 2019

    Magazine’s Climate Change Forum Loses Sponsors After Homophobic Buttigieg Story

    A planned forum on climate change for Democratic presidential candidates lost several major sponsors on Saturday in the wake of the left-leaning magazine The New Republic publishing — and later retracting — a vulgar and homophobic story related to gay presidential contender Pete Buttigieg. The New Republic was slated as a chief sponsor of a September event designed to spark...

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