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The Hill 28 Jan 2020

PETE BUTTIGIEG addresses issues of race relating to his 2020 campaign


"We've got to work much harder to do a better job when it comes to making sure that inclusion is a reality, especially in the Trump era."

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg spoke to journalists after a report emerged pertaining to issues raised by former and current staffers of color on his 2020 campaign.

Pete Buttigieg is dropping his presidential bid after a disappointing showing in South Carolina, ending a meteoric rise that saw the once-obscure former mayor of South Bend, Ind., beat out several bigger-name rivals in the race for the Democratic nomination.

Buttigieg is on his way to South Bend, where he will make the announcement later tonight.

The then-mayor launched his campaign last April, touting a unifying message and the promise of generational change in Washington.

Buttigieg positioned himself as pragmatic alternative to progressive Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), touting his own "Medicare for All Who Want It" plan.

He also sought to attract moderate voters of all stripes, often talking about his conversations wooing "future former Republicans."

Buttigieg also notably made history as the first openly gay presidential candidate on a major party ticket. His husband, Chasten, became a staple of his campaign, particularly on social media.

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Pete Buttigieg, the 38-year-old openly gay former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced a new trip to South Bend, Indiana, on Sunday night. Campaign aides confirmed to CBS News that Buttigieg will suspend his presidential campaign. Watch his remarks here.
Former South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg announced he is suspending his presidential campaign in South Bend, Ind.
Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is suspending his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president.

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