Rising Democratic star Pete Buttigieg will appear at a Fox News Town Hall on January 26 in Des Moines, Iowa; a high-stakes event for the rising candidate moderated by Chris Wallace.
“We are pleased to host Mayor Buttigieg for the second time this election cycle for a timely town hall in the influential state of Iowa,” said a statement from Fox News. “Once again, we are looking forward to providing our millions of viewers with an insightful discussion ahead of the first major contest of the primary season.”
“Buttigieg, 37, currently sits in fourth place among Democratic candidates in the RealClearPolitics average of polls, with 7.7 percent support nationwide,” reports The Hill. “But polls in Iowa show a much tighter race in the Hawkeye state, according to the site, with Buttigieg in a statistical dead heat for first place with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden.”
A similar event featuring Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Fox News was the most watched Town Hall event of the 2020 election cycle; drawing in more than 2.5 million viewers.
Read the full report here.
Source: The Hill
AOC vs. PETE: Ocasio-Cortez Rips Buttigieg, Says Mayor ‘Protecting Era of Big Money’
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called-out South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg Monday night; accusing the Democratic presidential hopeful of “protecting” the “era of big money.”
“Small-dollar grassroots campaigns, aka what Buttegieg insults here as ‘pocket change,’ out-fundraise him by millions. Our nation’s leaders should be working to end the era of big money politics, not protect it. & Beto’s gun policy isn’t ‘picking a fight,’ it’s taking a stand,” posted AOC on social media.
Small-dollar grassroots campaigns, aka what Buttegieg insults here as “pocket change,” out-fundraise him by millions.
Our nation’s leaders should be working to end the era of big money politics, not protect it.
& Beto’s gun policy isn’t “picking a fight,” it’s taking a stand. https://t.co/a6k7rgXHiD
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 14, 2019
Sen. Cory Booker made similar comments earlier this week; accusing Buttigieg of defending the National Rifle Association.
“Calling buyback programs ‘confiscation’ is doing the NRA’s work for them, @PeteButtigieg—and they don’t need our help,” posted Booker on social media.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 14, 2019
Both Booker and O’Rourke support a mandatory gun confiscation policy.
BAD ADVICE: Mayor Pete Buttigieg Reportedly HUDDLING with HILLARY in Recent Days
South Bend, Indiana Mayor and rising Democrat presidential contender Pete Buttigieg reportedly met with Hillary Clinton in recent days; huddling with the twice-failed candidate at her New York City office.
“Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg sat down with Hillary Clinton on Tuesday,” reports The Hill. “Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who has been recently surging in the polls, requested the meeting, the sources say.”
Clinton has also met with several top-tier candidates including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker.
Buttigieg has surged in recent polling and now trails Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders; largely eclipsing better-known politicians including Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and Beto O’Rourke.
Read the full report at The Hill.