Pete Buttigieg 2020 presidential campaign

2020 American Presidential Campaign

On January 23, 2019, Pete Buttigieg, then-mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced the formation of an exploratory committee to run for President of the United States in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries.[2] He formally announced his candidacy on April 14, 2019 in South Bend.[3][4]

Pete for America
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Campaign2020 United States presidential election (Democratic primaries)
CandidatePete Buttigieg
Mayor of South Bend, Indiana (2012–2020)
AffiliationDemocratic Party
StatusExploratory committee formed: January 23, 2019
Announced: April 14, 2019
Suspended: March 1, 2020
HeadquartersSouth Bend, Indiana
Key people
  • Mike Schmuhl, campaign manager[1]
  • Lis Smith, spokesperson[1]
SloganWin the era.

He had been speculated as a potential candidate, visiting the early caucus state of Iowa in December 2018, where he announced he would not run for reelection in 2019.[5] He would be the first openly gay elected official to run for president.[2]

Buttigieg ended his campaign after loosing the South Carolina primary on March 1, 2020.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Merica, Dan (March 24, 2019). "Pete Buttigieg is having a moment". CNN. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Merica, Dan. "Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, jumps into 2020 race – CNNPolitics". Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  3. Segran, Elizabeth (April 14, 2019). "Pete Buttigieg debuts a radical new approach to campaign branding". Fast Company. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  4. Report, South Bend Tribune. "What you need to know for Pete Buttigieg's big announcement in South Bend". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  5. Bradner, Eric (December 17, 2018). "With 2020 looming, South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg says he won't seek third term – CNNPolitics". Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  6. Epstein, Reid J. and Gabriel, Trip. "Pete Buttigieg to Quit Democratic Presidential Race." The New York Times, March 1, 2020. Retrieved March 1, 2020.

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