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Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg made headline news as an unexpected frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Born January 19, 1982, prior to running in 2020 he had only served as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana from 2012 to 2020. His youth, relative inexperience and his sexuality were all factors pundits said worked against him, but Buttigieg went on to win the Iowa caucuses, becoming the first openly gay candidate to win a presidential primary. Ultimately former Vice President Joe Biden outperformed Buttigieg, forcing the candidate to drop out of the race. He is married to Chasten Glezman.

Buttigieg Calls For Science-Based Response To COVID-19 After Trump Comments

"Our lives depend on the wisdom and the judgment of the president at a time like this. What we should be seeing is not only a reliance on science and an insistence on moving politics away from this, but the kind of coordination that is uniquely the leadership role of the White House," Buttigieg said.

Mike Bloomberg Rips Bernie Sanders Over Fidel Castro Remarks

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg tore into Senator Bernie Sanders on Twitter Monday, criticizing comments the senator had made in support of literacy education in Cuba that was introduced by communist leader Fidel Castro.