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Democrat Biden adds former rival Buttigieg, ex-Obama officials to transition team

September 6, 2020
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Saturday added former Democratic primary rival Pete Buttigieg, along with senior officials who served under President Barack Obama, to an expanded White House transition team.Biden added four new co-chairs to the team led by his longtime ally Ted Kaufman: New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, former Obama

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

November 16, 2019
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…

As Pete Buttigieg Courts Black Voters, His Sexuality Is a Hurdle for Some

November 11, 2019
A Buttigieg campaign memo that surfaced last week suggested “being gay was a barrier” to support from some black voters in South Carolina. Pete Buttigieg spoke on Saturday to South Carolina voters at a homecoming tailgate event at Allen University, a historically black campus in Columbia.Credit...Bryan Cereijo for The New York TimesROCK HILL, S.C. —…

Buttigieg Campaign Returns Donation Money From Former Chicago Attorney After Backlash

October 23, 2019
(WASHINGTON) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in an officer’s conviction. Buttigieg…