29 March 2019 - Pete Buttigieg: the promising new presidential candidate of Democrats?
Pete Buttigieg just got his best national poll so far
Harry Enten (CNN, 28/09/2019)
The Mayor Pete Buttigieg mini-boomlet has officially arrived.
Buttigieg just scored his highest Democratic primary national poll number to date at 4% of Democrats and Democratic leaning registered voters, according to Quinnipiac University. That easily beats his old high of 1% in a live interview national poll. A jump of 3 points may not seem like a lot, but, because the margin of error shrinks significantly the closer you get to 0, the move from 1% to 4% is likely statistically significant.
Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead the Democratic field in the Quinnipiac poll at 29%, with Sen. Bernie Sanders at 19%, former US Rep. Beto O'Rourke at 12% and Sen. Kamala Harris in fourth at 8%.
Pete Buttigieg: Everything you need to know about the 2020 candidate
Shannon Vavra (Axios, 27/03/2019)
If elected, Pete Buttigieg (boot-a-judge, also known as “Mayor Pete”), the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, would be the youngest U.S. president ever. He also would be the first openly gay president in the nation's history. Buttigieg came out publicly in an essay in the South Bend Tribune during his re-election campaign in 2015.
An abortion clinic is suing to open in Pete Buttigieg’s city. It could test his skills on a national stage.
Anna North (Vox, 27/03/2019)
Whole Woman’s Health Alliance has been trying to open an abortion clinic in South Bend, Indiana, for more than a year.
The nonprofit applied for a license from the Indiana State Department of Health in August 2017, but officials denied the request. Since then, Whole Woman’s Health Alliance has been battling opposition from the department that it says is motivated by anti-abortion politics, not concern for the health of patients in Indiana, where state legislators have passed increasingly restrictive abortion laws in recent years.
Now the group is suing, and the controversy could put a spotlight on the abortion views of South Bend mayor and buzzy presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.
How Pete Buttigieg could use Chick-fil-A to bring America together
Madeline Fry (Washington Examiner, 26/03/2019)
Pete Buttigieg isn’t a middle child, but he kind of seems like one. The South Bend, Ind., mayor and presidential hopeful is soft-spoken, underrated, and conciliatory. If there’s anyone who knows how to bridge the gap between two sides, it may be him.
He’s a long shot for the Democratic presidential nomination, but his time in the public eye has already been good for America.
One example of this comes from an unlikely source: a conversation about chicken. During a radio interview on Tuesday, Buttigieg said he could make peace with Chick-fil-A.