Latest Pete Buttigieg News

Buttigieg unveils disaster relief plan in hurricane-hit city

Sep. 17, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday visited a South Carolina city ravaged by hurricanes twice in three years and pledged to improve the government response to disasters as part of an effort to combat storm damage that he says is the result of climate change. In...

Classic campaign event draws Democrats to South Carolina

Sep. 16, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — Four Democratic presidential candidates descended on South Carolina on Monday for what organizers call the oldest traditional campaign speech event in the country, taking an opportunity to continue to make their cases ahead of the first Southern vote of 2020. On Monday, Joe...

Low-tier candidates could threaten Sanders in New Hampshire

Sep. 16, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders turned his outsider credentials and call for political revolution into a commanding victory in the 2016 New Hampshire primary. But as he seeks a repeat performance, the Vermont senator could face unlikely competition. On their own, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard and...

No millennial bump for Buttigieg, but hints of broad appeal

Sep. 15, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg would like to turn the fight for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination into a contest about generational change. But there's one looming problem: He has yet to win over his own. His lack of any ample base of support, even among his fellow millennials, is a...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 13, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Democratic presidential candidates Beto O'Rourke and Sen. Cory Booker; Rep. Liz...

Liberal, moderate divide on display in Democratic debate

Sep. 13, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party's moderate and progressive wings. The prime-time debate also elevated several struggling...

No questions about reproductive rights at Democratic debate

Sep. 13, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The absence of issues such as women's reproductive rights and the gender pay gap from the Democratic presidential debate is prompting criticism Friday from several candidates and other Democrats who argue the focus of the evening was misplaced. California Sen. Kamala Harris, one of three...

Key takeaways from the 2020 Democratic candidates' debate

Sep. 13, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Democratic debate night No. 3: Attacks and counter-attacks. Love for one former president, loathing for the current one. A 76-year-old front-runner essentially got called old, and he turned around and called another rival a "socialist." But will it change the fundamentals of a nominating...

The Latest: Biden takes on fire at debate from Julián Castro

Sep. 12, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Early front-runner Joe Biden took on the most fire at Thursday's Democratic presidential debate, and former Obama Housing Secretary Julián Castro was the most explicit in arguing it was time for a new...

7 questions heading into 10-candidate Democratic debate

Sep. 12, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — And then there were 10. The Democratic Party's strongest presidential contenders — according to polls and fundraising, at least — meet on the same debate stage for the first time Thursday night. The lineup in Houston will be different but the dynamic familiar: Former Vice...