Tag: Buttigieg, Pete (1982- )

Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris Have Made Waves. Some Progressives Remain Skeptical.

WATERLOO, Iowa — Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised more money in the most recent quarter than anyone else in the 2020 field and has generated excitement among Democratic donors unseen for a new national political figure since Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign. Senator Kamala Harris is the first major black female candidate for president in decades […]

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Some Surge, Others Sputter: 5 Lessons From the Democratic Fund-Raising Reports

Mayor Pete Buttigieg soared and Senator Elizabeth Warren surged. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was solid. Senator Bernie Sanders held steady. Senator Kamala Harris scored late. And former Representative Beto O’Rourke stumbled. Badly. The second-quarter financial numbers that campaigns filed on Monday represent a clarifying moment for the state of the 2020 Democratic […]

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Money Gap Among Democrats Grows as Inslee, Castro and Gillibrand Report Small Hauls

The gap between the rich and the poor in the Democratic presidential primary is big — and growing. Some of the second-tier candidates began announcing their fund-raising hauls for the second quarter of 2019 on Monday afternoon as the filing deadline of midnight approached. Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington ($3 million), former housing secretary Julian […]

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The Power Went Out. Where Was de Blasio?

In a union hall lobby in Waterloo, Iowa, Mayor Bill de Blasio slouched down into a corner, his presidential stump speech safely delivered, but with a more pressing issue at hand. About 1,000 miles away, large swaths of Manhattan’s West Side were still enveloped in darkness by a massive power failure, and Mr. de Blasio […]

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Pete Buttigieg’s Life in the Closet

The closet that Pete Buttigieg built for himself in the late 1990s and 2000s was a lot like the ones that other gay men of his age and ambition hid inside. He dated women, deepened his voice and furtively looked at MySpace and Friendster profiles of guys who had come out — all while wondering […]

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Buttigieg, Struggling With Black Voters, Releases Plan to Address Racial Inequities

WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg, whose presidential campaign is struggling to appeal to African-American voters even as it gains more support from Democratic donors, on Thursday released a plan to “dismantle racist structures and systems” in the federal government. Mr. Buttigieg’s announcement comes after weeks of scrutiny of his record on racial justice as mayor of […]

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A New Approach on Housing Affordability

A growing number of Americans are struggling to cope with the high and rising cost of rental housing in the United States. On any given night last year, more than half a million Americans were homeless. Nearly 11 million households managed to keep a roof over their heads only by spending more than 50 percent […]

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Is Campaign-Trail Spanish Really What Latino Voters Want to Hear?

MIAMI — In his months on the campaign trail, Beto O’Rourke has wanted to make one thing explicitly clear: He is not a pendejo. Never mind whether anyone in the audience understands the Spanish slang for idiot, it is now a standard part of his stump speech: “We don’t want our kids looking back at […]

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Special Prosecutor Is Assigned in South Bend Police Shooting

A special prosecutor was appointed Wednesday to investigate the fatal shooting of Eric J. Logan, an African-American man, by a white South Bend, Ind., police officer who did not have his body camera activated at the time. Sgt. Ryan O’Neill, the police officer, had gone to investigate a 911 call about a man breaking into […]

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The Vulnerability of Biden (and Bernie)

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. People who give money to presidential candidates typically spend more time following campaigns than average voters do. Many campaign donors — including those who give small amounts — read policy proposals, watch debates and listen to candidate […]

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Pete Buttigieg Raised $24.8 Million in Second Quarter, His Campaign Says

WASHINGTON — Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., raised $24.8 million over the past three months, his campaign said on Monday, a head-turning total that is likely to be among the largest disclosed by any of the Democratic presidential candidates for the second quarter of the year. Mr. Buttigieg’s haul is the clearest indicator […]

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Kamala Harris Is Supported by Rivals After Trump Jr. Questions Her Race

Days after Donald Trump Jr. shared, and then deleted, a tweet questioning Senator Kamala Harris’s race, several of her rival Democratic presidential candidates lent her their support on Saturday. Mr. Trump, President Trump’s eldest son, on Thursday had shared a tweet from Ali Alexander, a right-wing personality, that falsely claimed Ms. Harris’s racial identity did […]

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A Wretched Start for Democrats

Amigos demócratas, Si ustedes siguen así, van a perder las elecciones. Y lo merecerán. Translation for the linguistically benighted: “Democratic friends, if you go on like this, you’re going to lose the elections. And you’ll deserve it.” In this week’s Democratic debates, it wasn’t just individual candidates who presented themselves to the public. It was […]

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San Francisco Will Spend $600,000 to Erase History

SAN FRANCISCO — More than $8,000. That was the amount John Ashcroft’s Justice Department spent on blue curtains to cover up the busty Spirit of Justice statue and her bare-chested male equivalent, the Majesty of Law, in the department’s Great Hall in 2002. The Victorian move against the Art Deco sculptures spurred a thousand lampoons. […]

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Buttigieg’s Debate Remarks on Police Shooting Don’t Satisfy Some Back Home

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — It was more than an hour into Thursday’s Democratic debate before the community activists watching back home finally heard Mayor Pete Buttigieg face the tough questions they were waiting for. Why was the South Bend police department just 6 percent black in a city that is 26 percent African-American? How had […]

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On Night 2, the Democratic Debate Wakes Up and Shakes Up

The second night of the Democratic debates had the same location as the first, the same set, the same moderators, the same format and the same number of randomly selected candidates. But at some point in 24 hours, someone must have put caffeine in the water. Where the first debate mostly involved 10 candidates talking […]

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Who Won the Democratic Debate, Night 2? Experts Weigh In

When the candidates took the stage in Miami on Thursday for the second night of Democratic primary debates, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders were the stars. By the time they walked off, all eyes were on Senator Kamala Harris. Twitter is a bad gauge for public opinion, but a […]

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The Democratic Debates

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Twenty Democrats seeking their party’s presidential nomination have now made their case to American voters. We take a look at their visions for the future, the breakout performances and the state of the race. [For an […]

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