Tag: Buttigieg, Pete (1982- )

Why Pete Buttigieg’s Lack of Black Support May Limit His 2020 Potential

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has 154 endorsements from current or former black or Hispanic elected officials. Senator Kamala Harris has 93. Senator Bernie Sanders has 91. Senator Cory Booker has 50. Senator Elizabeth Warren has 43. Mayor Pete Buttigieg has six. The South Bend, Ind., mayor has surged to first place in […]

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Who Won the Debate? Internet Roundup From Campaign Experts

Twitter can’t tell us whether, or how, Wednesday’s MSNBC/Washington Post debate will change voters’ minds. But it can give us the perspectives of some of the people with expertise on primary races: veteran campaign strategists, consultants and advocates from both parties. Here is a sampling of their reactions. Harris regained her first-debate shine Senator Kamala […]

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The Electability Debate, Brought to You by the People Who Want to Be Elected

Pete Buttigieg was trying a little tenderness. “I’m running to be the president for that day the sun comes up and the Trump presidency is behind us,” said the millennial mayor of South Bend, Ind., pumping his left fist a bit for the crescendo, “which will be a tender moment in the life of this […]

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Buttigieg Was a Target. But No One Was Attacked Like Warren.

Although the Democratic primary debate began with a series of questions about impeaching President Trump, allowing the candidates to take shots at the Republican rival they all hope to face in the general election, it swiftly transformed into a referendum on another politician who has increasingly presented a challenge to the Democratic Party: Senator Elizabeth […]

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Democratic Debate Live Updates: The Candidates and the Big Issues Tonight

How to watch: The debate will last two hours. It is co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post. Moderators: Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Kristen Welker and Ashley Parker. Candidates: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Kamala Harris, the entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Senator Amy Klobuchar, […]

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Dear Debate Moderators …

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. Dear Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Ashley Parker and Kristen Welker: Please don’t start with Medicare. The four of you will be moderating tonight’s Democratic debate in Atlanta. And I’m hoping you can avoid the Medicare obsession that […]

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230 Years and Zero Presidents: Why Mayors Haven’t Jumped Straight to the White House

ImageCalvin Coolidge in 1924. A decade and a half before becoming president, he was mayor of Northampton, Mass. But he had some other jobs in between, like governor and vice president.Credit…Library of Congress In the history of American politics, one fact distills the nation’s enduring suspicion of cities: Voters have never elected a sitting mayor […]

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How Moderates Are Seizing the Moment in the Democratic Primary

LAS VEGAS — After spending months in anxious passivity, staking their hopes on Joseph R. Biden Jr. and little else, moderate Democrats appear suddenly determined to fight for control of their party in the 2020 elections. The shift in attitude has come in fits and starts over the last few weeks, seemingly more as an […]

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Buttigieg Jumps Out to Lead in Iowa Poll

DES MOINES — Pete Buttigieg continues to surge in Iowa, leapfrogging Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to hold a commanding lead among likely Democratic caucusgoers, according to a new poll from The Des Moines Register and CNN. The poll showed that Mr. Buttigieg was the first choice for 25 […]

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Obama Says Average American Doesn’t Want to ‘Tear Down System’

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama offered an unusual warning to the Democratic primary field on Friday evening, cautioning the candidates not to move too far to the left in their policy proposals, even as he sought to reassure a party establishment worried about the electoral strength of their historically large primary field. Speaking before […]

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It May Be a Good Idea for Democratic Front-Runners Not to Look Back

Joe Biden in Concord, N.H., last week. He is still the polling leader.Credit…Sarah Rice for The New York Times Elizabeth Warren in Concord, N.H., on Wednesday. Her rise has stalled.Credit…Sarah Rice/Getty Images Elizabeth Warren’s seemingly inexorable rise and Joe Biden’s dogged resilience have been the two major stories of the Democratic primary so far. Over […]

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Will New Candidates Shake Up the 2020 Race?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Why are Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick flirting with jumping into the 2020 presidential primary this late in the game? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists debate what the pair’s maneuvers say about […]

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Democrats in Battleground States Prefer Moderate Nominee, Poll Shows

A New York Times/Siena College survey in six key states also showed voters want a candidate who can work with Republicans. If the Democratic presidential primary were being held today, whom would you vote for? Ariz. 209 surveyed Biden Warren Sanders Buttigieg Klobuchar Harris Gabbard Yang Booker O’Rourke Don’t know Source: New York Times Upshot/Siena […]

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Is Mayor Pete the Answer?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Is Pete Buttigieg the best Democratic candidate to take on Trump? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists size up the South Bend mayor’s rise in Iowa and a new Times poll terrifying those […]

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Stop Blaming Black Homophobia for Buttigieg’s Problems!

Reducing Pete Buttigieg’s struggle to attract black support solely to black homophobia is not only erroneous, it is a disgusting, racist trope, secretly nursed and insidiously whispered by white liberals with contempt for the very black people they court and need. I have never been blind to this — the people who see black religiosity […]

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Pete Buttigieg Is an Iowa Front-Runner. Will That Help Him Anywhere Else?

DECORAH, Iowa — Ask almost any Iowa Democrat, and they’ll tell you: Pete Buttigieg is smart. He speaks five languages, went to Harvard University and plays the piano, Martha Ludeking, 63, recited, as she watched the presidential candidate take a picture with a fellow Iowan. Lori Lechtenberg, 59, said, “There’s just something about him — […]

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The Democratic Showdown in Iowa

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher In just three months, the first election of the Democratic presidential race will be held in Iowa. Over the weekend, the party held its most important political event yet in the prelude to that vote — […]

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One Year From Election, Trump Trails Biden but Leads Warren in Battlegrounds

Despite low national approval ratings and the specter of impeachment, President Trump remains highly competitive in the battleground states likeliest to decide his re-election, according to a set of new surveys from The New York Times Upshot and Siena College. How Trump fares among registered voters Trump vs. Biden Sanders Warren Mich.Michigan (n=501) Sanders +2 […]

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Warren Health Plan Tightens Democrats’ Embrace of Tax Increases

WASHINGTON — Three years after President Trump rode a wave of populist anger into office, some of his top Democratic challengers are calling for a fundamental reordering of American capitalism, arguing that voters will embrace bold plans to reverse decades of rising inequality by raising taxes on corporations and the rich. The $20.5 trillion proposal […]

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Warren Laces Into Rivals as Iowa Campaign Grows Combative

DES MOINES — Displaying a new assertiveness toward her Democratic opponents, Elizabeth Warren laced into her chief political rivals, warning on Friday night that the country was in a “time of crisis” and arguing that Democrats would lose in 2020 if they nominated “anyone who comes on this stage and tells you they can make […]

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Warren Leads Tight Iowa Race as Biden Fades, Poll Finds

Ms. Warren garnered 22 percent in a New York Times/Siena College poll, to 19 percent for Bernie Sanders. Pete Buttigieg has surged, while Mr. Biden’s travails have put the race in flux. Nov. 1, 2019 The top Democratic presidential candidates are locked in a close race in the 2020 Iowa caucuses, with Senator Elizabeth Warren […]

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Being Gay Hurts Mayor Pete. It Helps, Too.

Pete Buttigieg vaulted into the top four of a crowded Democratic presidential field because he has an agile intellect, is fiercely articulate and both espouses and embodies a fresh perspective that many voters of all stripes crave. He also got there because he’s gay. He’d be the first to acknowledge that. In fact he did […]

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Democrats Have the Most Racially Diverse Field Ever. The Top Tier Is All White.

When the Democratic primary contest began last winter, it featured the most racially diverse field in history, with two black senators, a Latino former cabinet secretary, an Asian-American businessman and the first American Samoan elected to Congress. But 10 months later, the Democratic field has a top tier of four white candidates, three of them […]

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