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Mayor Pete Buttigieg Faces Town Hall Outraged Over South Bend Police Shooting of Black Man: WATCH

Mayor Pete Buttigieg left the campaign trail again over the weekend to face constituents in South Bend outraged over the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer. According to the South Bend Tribune, Sgt. Ryan O’Neill, a white officer, shot Eric Logan, an African-American man, in the parking lot of an apartment complex responding to a call that someone was breaking in to vehicles. According to O’Neill, he discovered Logan with his legs halfway out of a vehicle. Upon approaching the vehicle, he says Logan lunged at...
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg: Being Gay is ‘Not The Only Thing That Defines Me’ — WATCH

Mayor Pete Buttigieg told the Des Moines Register that being gay is just one part of who he is, but it gives him a unique ability to relate to others with a different experience. Said Buttigieg: “I am proud of who I am. I’m certainly very proud of my marriage and my husband. We don’t shy away from that. It’s also not the only thing that defines me. I’m here to be a president for everyone. Talking about my experience is an important part of that. But it’s especially important...
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WATCH: Pete Buttigieg Says ‘It’s Almost Certain’ We’ve Already Had Presidents Who Were Gay

Pete Buttigieg says America has “probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn’t know which ones.” The Democratic presidential candidate from Indiana who maintains a strong top-tier lead in the polls sat down with Axios on HBO and was confronted with this question: “Republicans claimed that John Kerry was a traitor in Vietnam. That Barack Obama was a Muslim. If you were to win the nomination, they’ll say you’re too young, too liberal, too gay to be commander-in-chief. You are young. You are a liberal. You are...
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Pete Buttigieg: ‘We’ve Probably Had Excellent Presidents Who Were Gay’ — WATCH

Mayor Pete Buttigieg appeared on Axios on HBO on Sunday night, fielding an array of questions from immigration, to Iran, to transgender troops, and his thoughts on the viability of a young, liberal, gay candidate. Buttigieg said he’d immediately reverse Donald Trump’s ban on transgender troops, ripping the president for picking on a vulnerable group of people and for dodging service himself. The clip was not immediately available so we’ve transcribed it. Said Buttigieg: “The military would be fine , because the military knows how to do their job. This...
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Pete Buttigieg Marks First Wedding Anniversary, Talks Starting a Family in the White House: ‘I Don’t See Why Not’ — WATCH

Pete Buttigieg, who celebrates his first wedding anniversary to Chasten today, told Jake Tapper “I don’t see why not” after the CNN anchor asked him if he would plan to start a family in the White House. "I don't see why not. I think it wouldn't be the first time children have arrived to a first couple."Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg tells @JakeTapper he and his husband, Chasten, may be open to having kids in the White House, if he is elected. #CNNSOTU— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) June...
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Benchmark Iowa Poll Shows Biden Leading, with Sanders, Warren, and Buttigieg Neck-and-Neck

A Des Moines Register / CNN poll released over the weekend shows Joe Biden (24 percent) leading the pack with a tight race for second place (15 to 16 percent) between Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg. Kamala Harris (6 percent) is the only other candidate to break from the pack of Democrats. !function(e,t,s,i){var n="InfogramEmbeds",o=e.getElementsByTagName("script"),d=/^http:/.test(e.location)?"http:":"https:";if(/^/{2}/.test(i)&&(i=d+i),window&&window.initialized)window.process&&window.process();else if(!e.getElementById(s)){var r=e.createElement("script");r.async=1,,r.src=i,o.parentNode.insertBefore(r,o)}}(document,0,"infogram-async",""); The post Benchmark Iowa Poll Shows Biden Leading, with Sanders, Warren, and Buttigieg Neck-and-Neck appeared first on Towleroad Gay News.
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Kirsten Gillibrand Shops for LGBTQ Pride Gear with Chasten Buttigieg, Serves Drinks at Iowa Gay Bar: WATCH

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand served up drinks at Des Moines, Iowa gay bar The Blazing Saddle on Friday, and was spotted shopping for LGBTQ Pride gear with Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of her rival, South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg. So this just happened. @Chas10Buttigieg is helping @SenGillibrand shop for pride. I love Iowa. #IACaucus #FirstRateFirstState #PrideMonth— Lara Henderson (@lara_marie14) June 7, 2019 Guy asks @SenGillibrand what her favorite drink is to order it, just gets handed hers instead“It seems like it’s just whiskey straight!” he says...
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20 Questions for Pete Buttigieg: WATCH

Now This News puts Mayor Pete through a lightning round of questioning including his favorite curse word, whether hot dogs are sandwiches, his first paying job, how his faith informs his values, policies he’s created that have changed lives, his worst habit, how many hours he sleeps a night, the most important presidential issue, his karaoke go-to, how he deals with burnout, who would play him in a movie, and more. In our new series '20 Questions for 2020,' we talk to the candidates to find out who they are,...
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