A Post-9/11 Veteran as President? Pete Buttigieg Makes His Case

On the Democratic debate stage Tuesday night, Mr. Buttigieg didn’t brag about his military service, but he did outflank his rivals.Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., at a campaign rally in Des Moines.Credit…Hilary Swift for The New York TimesThe last time a Democratic presidential nominee was trying to unseat a Republican incumbent, he arrived…

In Louisiana Governor’s Election, a True Test of Trump’s Sway

Though the president has injected himself into high-profile races this year, the governor’s runoff in Louisiana may be one of the purest tests of his influence.President Trump visited Louisiana on Wednesday to bolster the candidacy of Eddie Rispone, the Republican candidate for governor.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York TimesWEST MONROE, La. — Walking away from a T-shirt…