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Pete Buttigieg raises $24.8 million in the second quarter as his White House bid gains momentum

Democratic rising star and 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg announced his fundraising total for the second quarter of his 2020 run for president early Monday morning.

The $24.8 million haul represents a massive total following his surge in the polls and a strong performance at the first Democratic debate in Miami last week. A poll conducted by Morning Consult after the debate showed Buttigieg with a 10 point increase in favorability.

Buttigieg is going into the third quarter with $22.6 million on hand.

Since he officially commenced his underdog campaign for president in April, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor has made inroads with big money donors. He’s among three 2020 contenders, including former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris, who have received the support of top financiers across the country, as CNBC reported in June.

Buttigieg has enlisted the help of at least two dozen Democratic bundlers that had strong allegiances to former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during her White House run. One of those fundraisers is Hollywood producer Nicole Avant, who decided to go all in and help Buttigieg raise campaign cash, his spokesman recently told CNBC. He finished the first quarter bringing in $7 million.
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The Guardian: Buttigieg raises $24.8m, eclipsing Sanders as candidate cull looms

South Bend mayor receives contributions from more than 400,000, securing his spot on stage as outsider campaigns worry

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Dallas Voice: Victory Fund endorses Buttigieg

In an email sent on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the LGBT Victory Fund announced it is endorsing Pete Buttigieg for president of the United States. ...

The Victory Fund only supports LGBT candidates, and its endorsement was not meant to be divisive for those who are in the LGBT community but supporting other candidates.

“No matter which presidential candidate you support, this is an enormous moment for our community,” Meloy’s email explained. “We finally have a viable, openly LGBTQ candidate running in a major political party.”

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Pete Buttigieg Asks Department Of Justice For Help In Addressing South Bend Shooting

He made the announcement Monday, two weeks after South Bend Police Sgt. Ryan O’Neill shot and killed Eric J. Logan.


South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg sent a letter to the Department of Justice asking them for help in responding to a local case in which a police sergeant shot and killed a black man.

The letter, obtained by HuffPost, was announced at a press conference on Monday, two weeks after South Bend Police Sgt. Ryan O’Neill shot and killed Eric J. Logan. The incident garnered national attention after it prompted Buttigieg to cancel several presidential campaign events and return home.

“Many South Bend residents, concerned about racial issues and their impact on our department, believe that the Department of Justice could be of assistance,” Buttigieg wrote. “As Mayor of South Bend, I consider it imperative that there be absolutely no racism in our city’s Police Department, and I welcome support in ensuring that no appearance or reality of racial bias impact our City’s law enforcement.”

In the days since the shooting, Buttigieg has faced calls from activists to involve the Department of Justice and to bring in an outside investigator, as some voiced concerns that an internal investigation alone would not be sufficient. Court documents obtained by HuffPost showed that a fellow officer had filed a report against O’Neill for making racist and derogatory remarks in the past, but an internal investigation had found the assertions “not sustained.”

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Trump glorifies himself. Buttigieg glorifies public service. ...

His website explains that the first step in his plan would be “to increase service opportunities from 75,000 to 250,000 in the existing federal and AmeriCorps grantee organizations and through new Service Year Fellowships, targeting high school, community college, vocational, HBCUs and MSI students, and opportunity youth (out of school and work). Emphasis is placed on high-quality service positions, on-the-job training, leadership development, and mentor-mentee sponsoring.” Second, local and state governments can be enlisted to develop “competitive grant funding for cities, counties, and communities to create ecosystems of service around regional issues. These grants would be built on the Cities of Service model.” And, finally, aim to scale the program up. (“Quadruple service opportunities to 1 million high school graduates (by 2026 — the 250th anniversary of America’s Independence”). ...

There is a lot to like in this.

For one thing, Buttigieg’s plan loosens’ Democrats obsession with free college, and instead provides a post-high-school project whereby young people could earn something. Only about 30 percent of Americans go to college, a number out of whack with the time spent trying to give tuition away to generally wealthier students. In the debates Buttigieg pointed out that we should also look out for ways to make not going to college affordable. This program might lead to college, but it might also lead to non-college accreditation and meaningful work that doesn’t require a college degree.

In addition, Buttigieg’s proposal is a repudiation of the Trumpian autocratic promise that “I alone can fix it,” a tagline for every tinpot dictator who insists the answers are “easy” as long as he is in power. Back on Earth One, our nagging social and economic problems are complex, longstanding and not amenable to snap solutions. A core principle of patriotism and democracy is that the citizens attend to their own well-being; they are not passive observers of the Great Leader.

Ironically, Buttigieg’s plan is the sort of thing conservatives favored before they joined a cult supporting consolidation of power in the executive branch of the federal government. It encourages activity outside the federal government, fostering local and state engagement through the kinds of civic institutions that have withered in recent years. While Trump never leaves us alone, intruding into every crevice of society (Fourth of July, even), Buttigieg reaffirms that the federal government is supposed to be limited; it is our potential that should be limitless.

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Buttigieg details plan targeting systemic racism

White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg on Thursday unveiled new details of a plan aimed at tackling "racist structures and systems,” promising to invest in policies to help African Americans.

Dubbed the Douglass Plan, after abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the policy would combat systemic inequalities by reforming health care, education, entrepreneurship, criminal justice and voting rights on a federal level.

Buttigieg first outlined the plan a month ago in an op-ed for the Charleston Chronicle in South Carolina.

Buttigieg's campaign on Thursday said he would increase federal resources for historically black colleges and universities and other minority institutions by $25 billion, eliminate mandatory minimum sentences and set a goal of tripling black entrepreneurs within a decade.

Other parts of the plan, like abolishing the electoral college and replacing it with a national popular vote, have already been publicized on the campaign trail.

Buttigieg's campaign has struggled to garner support with African Americans. A CNN poll released last week found the mayor polling at 0 percent with black voters nationally.
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Post by neonzx » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:40 am

I like Pete, really I do (not just because he's gay, and knows Norwegian). (and his witty husband is pretty cool, too)

But this seems like again retail politics. It's still trying to address racism in an us v. them manner. This doesn't deal with the fundamental issue of racism. We can't change racist people's hearts by giving extra money or benefits to those who same racist people want to hate. It just creates more resentment on the part of those who choose to hate.

It seems like a losing strategy. We know what happened with affirmative action. Yes, it helped to a degree. But then it also got us kicked in the nads.
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Buttigieg details plan targeting systemic racism
To which Trump replied, Fuck the law. I don't give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.

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Post by Addie » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:17 am

I agree to a point. I think Pete was stuck with this cop shooting mess and needs to find his way out of it. Whether this is the way out, I'm not confident. However, if he didn't take on this issue, while the rest of the field does, he'd altogether be up the creek without a paddle. I hope he can at least reshape. I know he can. I hope he will. Frankly, I'm just glad the God Talk has settled down some. That's what bugged me.

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Buttigieg: Trump census reversal a 'face-saving' recognition that 'he's been on the wrong side'

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Thursday lambasted President Trump's reversal on previous plans to push for a citizenship question on the 2020 census, calling the move a "face-saving way to recognize that he's been on the wrong side."

Buttigieg, a Democratic presidential hopeful, said in an interview with CNN that Trump's decision earlier Thursday to drop his administration’s effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census shows that the president is "recognizing reality and backing down."

"It sounds like a face-saving way to recognize that he's been on the wrong side of the law throughout," he said. "There are any number of ways to do research on issues like immigration, but tinkering with the census was clearly racially and politically motivated."

"It's why it was held to be unlawful by the courts," Buttigieg added. "And it sounds — although he changes his mind from day to day, so you don't really know for sure but — it sounds like he was at least at last recognizing reality and backing down."

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CityLab: Pete Buttigieg Is Ready to Talk About Racial Inequality

The candidate has struggled to attract black voters, but now he has a robust plan to signal his commitment to helping them.

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Post by Turtle » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:09 am

That guy Douglass, he's doing terrific work, and getting recognized more and more every day.

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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:14 am

Turtle wrote:
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That guy Douglass, he's doing terrific work, and getting recognized more and more every day.
Indeed. Trump is probably a little concerned Fred might jump into the race.

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Vox: Pete Buttigieg says Americans should have the right to hide personal details from the internet

On an upcoming episode of Recode Decode, he told Kara Swisher that it’s time for a “national debate” about the so-called “right to be forgotten.”

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Post by Addie » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:44 am

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South Bend police officer who fatally shot black man resigns

(CNN) An Indiana police sergeant who shot and killed a black man suspected of breaking into cars has resigned from the South Bend Police Department, Chief Scott Ruszkowski told CNN on Monday.

The shooting roiled the Indiana community, drawing attention to years of racial tension between the South Bend Police Department and the city's African American residents. It has also provided a glimpse into presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's leadership as South Bend's mayor.

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Post by Orlylicious » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:56 pm

We're still proud of Pete! We all agree this may not be his time, but shoot, coming in #1 for the quarter is amazing considering nobody knew him a year ago. I'm glad his voice will be in the debates. This WaPo story focuses on Beto only bringing in $3.7M but has this list:
Candidates polling near the top of the field all reported drawing at least $10 million during the same three-month period, federal filings made public Monday night show.

The top Democratic fundraisers of the second quarter, based on federal filings, were: South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg ($24.9 million); former vice president Joe Biden ($22 million); Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts ($19.2 million); Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont ($18 million); and Sen. Kamala D. Harris of California ($11.8 million).

O’Rourke raised less money than Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey ($4.5 million), but more than Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ($3 million), Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado ($2.8 million), former housing secretary Julián Castro ($2.8 million) and entrepreneur Andrew Yang ($2.8 million). His haul is comparable to that of Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota ($3.9 million).
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... d55476288c

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Buttigieg Raises More in NYC Than de Blasio Does Nationwide
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 06:45 PM

New Yorkers reportedly donated more money to the presidential campaign of small-town South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg than they did to their own mayor and White House hopeful Bill de Blasio.

Buttigieg's campaign announced it raised $2.35 million from New Yorkers during the past three months — more than twice the $1.1 million de Blasio raised nationwide since launching his campaign in May, the New York Post reported.

According to the Post, Buttigieg collected contributions from 14,000 city residents, more than twice de Blasio's total 6,700 donors.

Even de Blasio supporter and fellow Brooklyn resident Steve Buscemi contributed $500 to Buttigieg, the Post reported.
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:45 am

I suspect the LGBTQ community had a lot to do with Buttigieg's haul this quarter.

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Buttigieg: 'The squad' is 'very healthy for our party'

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., says he thinks that a having a range of ideas within the Democratic Party is "healthy" amid increased focus on a quartet of progressive freshmen congresswomen known as "the squad."

Asked how he would relate to the Democratic lawmakers, or others in the party he may disagree with, Buttigieg replied, "I think it's very healthy for our party to have a range of opinions, especially as we get into this season of the 2020 primary."

"The whole virtue of the primary is it's when people hash out exactly where the party is headed, and I welcome all of those voices," he continued. "We're talking about Americans who have been elected by their fellow Americans in order to lead and represent them, that's a healthy conversation, even if it turns at some moments into a tug-of-war over strategy or we're still hashing out what the right answer's going to be."

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Buttigieg campaign adds ex-DNC CEO to expanded senior staff

Pete Buttigieg has hired two seasoned Democratic operatives to boost his early-state and policy teams.

Jess O’Connell has signed on as a senior adviser charged with leading the South Bend, Ind., mayor's strategy in early primary and caucus states, campaign officials told POLITICO. O’Connell served as CEO of the Democratic National Committee in 2017 and has also been executive director of EMILY’s List. Prior to that, she was the national operations director on Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign and held a senior role at the Center for American Progress.

The Buttigieg campaign has also hired Sonal Shah as national policy director, as Buttigieg tries to beef up his policy bona fides. Shah is taking a leave of absence from Georgetown University, where she was the founding executive director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation. Shah was a deputy assistant to the president during the Obama administration and previously worked at Google, Goldman Sachs and the Clinton-era Treasury Department.

The hirings are the most high-profile additions the campaign has made since it announced raising $24.9 million in the second fundraising quarter of 2019, the highest total in the Democratic field. Buttigieg's campaign is planning to expand rapidly in the third quarter using that windfall.

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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
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I suspect the LGBTQ community had a lot to do with Buttigieg's haul this quarter.
I'd love to see some numbers on that, really. Because 25 million dollars is a fuck of a lot of money and my own observations—however "everyone I know voted for McGovern" they may be—are that the LGBTQ community is not at all overwhelmingly in favor of Pete Buttigieg.

(My own circle of broke-ass overeducated queers seems fairly evenly split between Warren, Sanders, and bloody revolution.)
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Kansas City Star - Melinda Henneberger: Pete Buttigieg has a point: Republicans will call any Democratic nominee a socialist

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voxpopuluxe wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:16 am
I'd love to see some numbers on that, really. Because 25 million dollars is a fuck of a lot of money and my own observations—however "everyone I know voted for McGovern" they may be—are that the LGBTQ community is not at all overwhelmingly in favor of Pete Buttigieg.

(My own circle of broke-ass overeducated queers seems fairly evenly split between Warren, Sanders, and bloody revolution.)
In my circle, it's not Warren and Sanders. (our age circles differ?) Pete remains a bright, but cautious, choice. However, they aren't dumping cash upon him -- yet.
To which Trump replied, Fuck the law. I don't give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.

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New York Times Mag - Mark Leibovich
Pete Buttigieg Is Still Figuring This Out ...

The killing set off days of protest aimed at the local police, city officials and Buttigieg, whose unlikely surge into the top tier of Democratic presidential candidates had been blunted by ambivalence from African-American voters, among whom he had been polling close to zero nationally, even before the shooting. No shortage of pundits offered theories on Buttigieg’s “black problem,” as the former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Marcia Fudge, called it in The Daily Beast after the incident. They posited some combination of Buttigieg’s lesser name recognition; the reluctance of more socially conservative blacks to embrace an openly gay candidate; and the perception that the Harvard- and Oxford-bred sensation was just another privileged white politician in a hurry.

But Buttigieg has also had a fraught relationship with the black community of South Bend for much of his eight years as mayor, especially over matters of policing — a fact that the national media, after months of laudatory coverage of Buttigieg’s mayoral successes, now began to understand. Up to that point, Buttigieg had mostly confronted race-related questions from a safe, aspirational remove. He was quizzed at a Fox News town hall in New Hampshire a few weeks earlier (by a white woman from Vermont) about what he would do to better reach voters of color; the host, Chris Wallace, cited a poll showing that less than 1 percent of nonwhite primary voters supported him. “It’s a really important strategic but also ethical question for our campaign,” Buttigieg ruminated.

He has quoted the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (“Dr. King”) and shared lofty-sounding ideas like his “Douglass Plan” (‘to improve black American prosperity”). He is diligent about promising his friendly white crowds that he understands the urgency of civil rights as an unrealized national goal. “Racial inequality,” he assures his audiences, “either will be solved in our lifetime or it will blow apart the American project.”

Buttigieg has a knack for reducing the intractable issues of American life to some academic-sounding “project,” as if racial inequality were just another puzzle for the smart kids at McKinsey — where Buttigieg worked as a consultant after college — to solve. He is also deft about acknowledging that this is exactly what he is doing: noting his own privileged detachment as he is exercising it. “There’s a certain luxury associated with being able to step back and be analytical about any of this,” Buttigieg told me. I had been checking in periodically with Buttigieg through the spring, a period in which said “meteoric rise” would accelerate in earnest. A video clip of him speaking Norwegian was bouncing across social media; the novel concept of supporting “a Maltese-American left-handed Episcopalian gay war veteran mayor millennial,” as he described himself, was proving irresistible to a certain sector of the educated white electorate. He seemed to be living on late-night TV couches when he was not delighting photo-hungry, check-writing crowds. They were not only learning how to pronounce “BOOT-edge-edge” but also chanting the eye-chart name and wearing it on phonetic-spelling T-shirts that I saw several people sporting at a small-donor fund-raiser in Minneapolis in early May. “I see Pete Buttigieg as more of a healer-warrior, and there’s an absence of vitriol with him,” Dave Dvorak, a physician I met there, told me. “And maybe that’s what we need.” ...

Buttigieg had very much wanted to be in South Carolina, the early-voting state in which 60 percent of the party’s primary electorate is African-American — the place, as Buttigieg put it, “where most Democratic candidates try to find their voice on race.” Instead, South Bend’s black community was calling for the mayor to stay home and listen. “You got a plane to catch somewhere?” one angry rally-goer yelled at the grounded candidate, one of many who would taunt his higher ambitions. Here was Buttigieg being laid low by the same riddle of race relations in America that has stymied generations of well-meaning progressive mayors that came before him.
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The Week: Why Pete Buttigieg is a 'political animal'
HuffPo: Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 Campaign Rakes In Donations From Hollywood Stars
The Hill: Buttigieg vows 'fairer, more just health care' after young man dies rationing insulin

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Daily Beast - Lloyd Grove
Dubya Was Bad, but the Donald Might Be Worse: Richard Clarke

He’s worked for almost every president since Reagan, and Richard Clarke’s never been less hopeful about the future. Oh wait, there’s Mayor Pete. ...

A former Republican who supported Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and later served the 44th president as an ex-officio cybersecurity expert, Clarke is backing South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg this time around.

“The only candidate who I have noticed mentions cybersecurity pretty regularly is Pete,” Clarke said. “Maybe that’s because I’m advising him.”

Clarke said he has been volunteering as a Buttigieg policy adviser for the past six weeks, and has already “maxed out” in his contributions (the federally allowable figure is $2,800) to the 37-year-old mayor’s Democratic primary race. ...

Clarke ultimately attended a Buttigieg campaign event in Washington, D.C. “It was pretty clear he wrote the book, and pretty clear that he is a very bright fellow, and has emotional intelligence, and thinks systematically,” Clarke said, recalling his reaction. “Just on sheer intelligence alone, he’s undoubtedly in a class by himself.

Clarke, who is 68, continued: “At my stage in life, I’m more concerned about who should be president than who’s gonna win. And I said that back when Obama was running in ’07, when I read his books and went to meet with him, and I was blown away.” Clarke said he pledged his support to the freshman Illinois senator as “a voice in my head said ‘but you have no chance of winning.’… It’s the same this year.”

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Popular Country Music Radio Station Killed A Buttigieg Interview Under False Pretenses ...

As the Washington Post first reported, Cumulus Media, parent company for the “Blair Garner Show,” cited the FCC “equal time rule” as rationale for the decision to withhold the interview.

“Cumulus Nashville’s programming managers made the decision not to air Blair Garner’s pre-recorded interview with Mayor Pete Buttigieg because of the large number of political candidates currently in this race,” the company said in a statement. “The decision was made by local programming management based solely on concerns related to the application of the FCC’s Equal Time Rule. The effects of the FCC’s Equal Time Rule are widely understood and considered whenever these types of issues arise.” ...

The “equal time rule,” more formally called “equal opportunity” in section 315 of the Communications Act of 1934, reads:

“If any licensee shall permit any person who is a legally qualified candidate for any public office to use a broadcasting station, he shall afford equal opportunities to all other such candidates for that office in the use of such broadcasting station.”

However, the right comes with four exceptions, one of which is a “bona fide news interview.”

In a 2016 declaratory ruling, the FCC detailed exactly what qualities make a news interview “bona fide” and thus exempt from the equal opportunities statute.

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Buttigieg calls out tech companies for failing to recognize worker rights in new economic proposal

(CNN) Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg released his new economic policy Friday morning, aimed at protecting workers and putting big tech companies firmly in the hot seat.

The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, titled his plan "The New Rising Tide: Empowering Workers in a Changing Economy," a reference to the economic saying "a rising tide lifts all boats."

"We got the rising tide -- GDP went up, productivity went up -- but our paychecks didn't show it," Buttigieg writes in the proposal.

The plan calls out companies like Google, Lyft and Uber for outsourcing their employees and labeling them contractors, limiting benefits workers can receive from the companies. In an exclusive interview with CNN, Buttigieg said he is willing to go up against big tech.

"I think they need to recognize the consequences if we continue moving into an economic reality where workers are eviscerated," Buttigieg told CNN. "I have nothing against these companies succeeding when workers are doing well, but they can't have it both ways."

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