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Video: “The political journey of Pete Buttigieg” (Washington Post, 30 Oct 2019)

(Washington Post, 30 Dec 2019) “Pete Buttigieg was just 29 when he was elected to lead South Bend, Ind. It was a city grappling with a changing economy and a shrinking population. But under Buttigieg’s leadership, new buildings went up, parks were renovated and downtown South Bend was revitalized. Known for being a Rhodes scholar and an Afghanistan war veteran, ‘Mayor Pete’ rode a wave of enthusiasm after announcing his presidential run. But in June, after a black resident was shot and killed by a white police officer, Buttigieg drew swift criticism, and the underlying frustrations of African Americans in South Bend were thrust into the national spotlight. To earn the Democratic nomination, Buttigieg will need to broaden his reach and connect with black voters. If he wins, he would be the youngest and the first openly gay president to ever occupy the Oval Office.”

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com

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