by Kelby Wingert – Dec 23, 2019 (MessengerNews.net, excerpt)
Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich officially endorsed Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for the 2020 presidential election during Buttigieg’s town hall campaign stop at Fort Dodge Middle School’s auditorium on Sunday evening.
“I’ve been following him since he announced (his candidacy) and his platform matches a lot of my values, a lot of the things I want to accomplish for our community and our city,” Bemrich said following the endorsement. “I think his leadership skills, as he’s shown as mayor, have been phenomenal. … He’s really in-tuned into what’s going on nationally and internationally. I just think that the type of leadership he could bring to the presidency is the kind I’m looking for.”