South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg reportedly told staffers and top advisors he will quit his race for the White House Sunday night following a fourth place finish in the South Carolina primary over the weekend.
“Pete Buttigieg told supporters he’s ending his presidential campaign on Sunday, a campaign source confirmed to Fox News, in an abrupt and surprising pullout that further narrows the field of Democrats less than a month after he declared victory in the contested Iowa caucuses,” reports Fox News.
Democrat Pete Buttigieg is informing campaign staff that he is dropping out of the White House race, three people with knowledge of the decision tell AP. His campaign says Buttigieg will speak Sunday night in South Bend, Indiana. https://t.co/i3gNtUlDTy
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 1, 2020
Buttigieg is heading back to South Bend where he will give a speech suspending his campaign, an aide said, following a fourth-place finish in the South Carolina primary https://t.co/S8z5pYKWjc pic.twitter.com/VvCvbJjSe6
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 1, 2020
“Buttigieg’s withdrawal comes just days before 14 states are set to head to the polls on Super Tuesday, where one-third of all delegates for the Democratic nomination will be at stake. His exit will likely harm frontrunner Bernie Sanders by providing a coalescing boost to more moderate candidates, as Buttigieg had gone on the offensive against Sanders and sought to appeal to the centrist base of the Democratic Party,” adds Fox.
“Pete believes this is the right thing to do for our country, for our party and for Americans across the country eager to heal our divided nation, defeat this president and work to fix our broken politics,” the aide said.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Source: Fox News
2020 VISION: Pete Buttigieg Claims ‘Capitalism Has Let A Lot of People Down’ Across America
South Bend, Indiana Mayor and rising Democratic star Pete Buttigieg slammed American-style capitalism Tuesday; saying he believes the current system “has let a lot of people down” across the country.
“I think the reason we’re having this argument over socialism and capitalism is that capitalism has let a lot of people down,” the mayor told CNN.
“I would say the reverse ought to be true — that at the end of the day, we prioritize democracy,” he added. “And having that framework of a rule of law, of fairness, is actually what it takes for markets to work.”
Buttigieg stunned political insiders in recent days when new polling data showed he had risen to third place among national Democratic candidates; trailing former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Read the full report here.
36 HOURS LATER: Iowa Chaos Continues, Results Still Unclear, 71% Reporting, Buttigieg Slightly Ahead of Bernie
Roughly 36 hours after the completion of the Iowa Caucus, just 71% of the results have been released by the Democratic Party; showing South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg slightly ahead of Senator Bernie Sanders.
With less than three quarters of the vote tallied, Pete Buttigieg leads with 26.8% of the state’s delegates, followed by Bernie Sanders with 25.2%, Elizabeth Warren with 18.4%, Joe Biden at 15.4%, and Amy Klobuchar at 12.6%.
As the finger-pointing between Democratic voters, local party officials, and the DNC over the disastrous Iowa Caucus continues, far-left magazine ‘Mother Jones’ found a unique target for the debacle: Mitch McConnell.
With barely any information and zero results released from the Democratic Party, Mother Jones was quick to name the Senate Majority Leader as the true culprit.
“Let’s not forget: Mitch McConnell has steadfastly refused to allow meaningful election security legislation to reach the Senate floor while stymieing most related funding, arguing new laws or mandates would be an overstep of federal power,” posted the progressive magazine on social media.
Let's not forget: Mitch McConnell has steadfastly refused to allow meaningful election security legislation to reach the Senate floor while stymieing most related funding, arguing new laws or mandates would be an overstep of federal power. https://t.co/SX71FGIMjW
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) February 4, 2020
So the fiasco in Iowa is… McConnell's fault. https://t.co/cC4Qqjst3c
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 4, 2020
Ah yes, the main culprit behind the Democratic party’s Iowa caucus disaster is *checks notes* Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. https://t.co/97VRj0DYtK
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) February 4, 2020
“So the fiasco in Iowa is… McConnell’s fault,” posted The Hill’s Joe Concha on Twitter.