Pete Buttigieg

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Timeline ⏳

Aug 4, 2019

Buttigieg Announces Plan to Combat Gun Violence and White Nationalism

  • Pete Buttigieg unveils his plan for stopping gun violence and white nationalist terrorism.

  • The plan calls for money invested in law enforcement at each level, research into online hate speech and gun control laws including background checks and national gun licensing.

Jul 11, 2019

Buttigieg Introduces “Douglass Plan” Combatting Racial Inequality

Pete Buttigieg unveils a plan to combat racial inequality. The plan calls for 1) making large investments in black businesses and universities, 2) legalizing marijuana/wiping past drug convictions, 3) cutting the prison population in half, and 4) passing a new Voting Rights Act. The new plan comes as Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, faces scrutiny for how he handled the killing of a black man by police in his town

Jul 7, 2019

Buttigieg Raises $24.9 Million in Q2, the Most of Any Democratic Candidate

Pete Buttigieg raises $24.9 million in the Q2, the most of any Democratic candidate during that time period. The sum brings Buttigieg into second place behind Bernie Sanders for most cash on hand.

Jul 3, 2019

Buttigieg Announces “A New Call to Service”

Mayor Buttigieg rolls out a plan to create new programs that will build communities through national service. The programs include a Community Health Corps to target mental health and addiction, an Intergenerational Service Corps to provide aid to U.S. senior citizens and a Climate Corps. Buttigieg argues that “the experience of serving your community… is one that that young people should be able to have without having to go to war” 

Jun 11, 2019

Buttigieg Spells Out Foreign Policy Plans in Indiana University Speech

In a speech at Indiana University, Pete Buttigieg says that if elected president, he will make international cooperation his top priority, isolate dictators and be more discerning when it comes to military intervention. With his military background and ability to speak multiple languages, Buttigieg hopes to be seen as the foreign policy candidate. 

May 23, 2019

Buttigieg Slams Trump’s Military Actions and Credentials

In a Washington Post interview, Pete Buttigieg says that reports of President Trump pardoning soldiers of potential war crimes would undermine the military justice system. Faced with the task of contending with Trump, he says that “[he does not] have a problem standing up to someone who was working on Season 7 of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ when I was packing my bags for Afghanistan”

May 19, 2019

Pete Buttigieg Hosts Fox News Town Hall

Becoming the latest Democratic candidate to do so, Pete Buttigieg hosts a Fox News town hall in New Hampshire. He discusses a wide range of topics including abortion policies, bullying, his age and Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham’s “dangerous” talking points

Apr 15, 2019

Pete Buttigieg's Makes History Kissing Husband

Buttigieg's kiss with husband is met with cheers at his campaign announcement

Apr 14, 2019

Pete Buttigieg Announces 2020 Campaign for President

Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic mayor from South Bend, Indiana known affectionately as "Mayor Pete," officially launches his campaign for the White House. Buttigieg, who would be the first openly gay U.S. president, kisses his husband during the ceremony – a symbolic moment for some of his trailblazing candidacy

Apr 10, 2019

Buttigieg Challenges Religious Right on Morality

Buttigieg creates backlash after questioning morality of Mike Pence

Mar 28, 2019

Pete Buttigieg Gains Traction

After participating in a CNN Town Hall, Buttigieg, the mayor from South Bend, Indiana pegged as a long-shot candidate for president, surges in popularity online and in the polls, and announces large fundraising haul

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