Testimonials

Read articles collected from various sites, written by supporters and staff of Pete Buttigieg, and even from Pete himself.


  • Pete Buttigieg endorsed by California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis

    February 13, 2020 by

    by Joe Garofoli – Feb. 13, 2020 (SFChronicle.com) California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis is endorsing Pete Buttigieg for president, giving him the backing of the second-highest statewide elected official. “What I see in Pete Buttigieg is someone who is young, who is smart, who is a veteran who has served overseas representing our country,” Kounalakis… Read more

  • Pete Buttigieg lands more Ohio endorsements

    February 12, 2020 by

    by Jeremy Pelzer – Feb 12, 2020 (cleveland.com) Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has picked up some more endorsements from fellow Democrats around Ohio, including the first openly gay woman to serve in the state legislature. On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, the South Bend mayor’s campaign announced he has the backing of state… Read more

  • Buttigieg has a realistic view of today’s politics

    February 5, 2020 by

    The case for Pete Buttigieg is simple: The Democratic Party wins when it nominates young, charismatic leaders who are able to convince people outside the party’s base that Democratic values are their own. by Dylan Matthews – Feb 4, 2020 (Vox.com, excerpt) [Pete Buttigieg] would be able to pair a form of liberalism that’s more… Read more

  • Mayor Terence Roberts (Anderson, SC) endorses Pete Buttigieg for president

    January 28, 2020 by

    by Kathy Pierre – Jan 28, 2020 (Anderson Independent Mail) Anderson Mayor Terence Roberts is backing Democrat Pete Buttigieg for President, according to a press release. “Pete will bring an attitude of personal accountability to Washington working daily to heal our nation by focusing on our shared values and collective goals,” Roberts said, according to the… Read more

  • The power of Therapy, Medication, and Pete Buttigieg

    January 24, 2020 by

    by Eva Oliveri – Jan 20, 2020 (Medium.com) Usually, when reflecting on the end of the year and what is to come, people tend to post beginning/end of year selfies or state their resolutions. Instead, I would like to tell you how, this year, a presidential candidate changed my life. In January of 2019, I… Read more

  • Buttigieg would deliver results for America

    January 21, 2020 by

    by Adam Hollier – Jan 20, 2020 (DetroitNews.com, abridged) America needs Pete Buttigieg.  In my district on the North End of Detroit, the median income is less than $40,000. Earning $70,000 will put you in the top income quartile. Making a difference in my constituents’ lives means focusing on raising wages, closing the skills gaps… Read more

  • Former Obama aide Reggie Love endorses Pete Buttigieg

    January 15, 2020 by

    by Blair Shiff -Jan 13, 2020 (Yahoo.com) Reggie Love, who filled a pivotal role in the White House serving as former President Barack Obama’s special assistant and aide from 2007 to 2011, spoke Monday on Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto” about why he’s supporting Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Love drew parallels between the South Bend, Indiana,… Read more

  • Ulster County, NY Executive Pat Ryan endorses Pete Buttigieg for President

    January 14, 2020 by

    by Nick Reisman – Jan 14, 2020 (NYStateofPolitics.com) Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan on Tuesday endorsed former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination for president. Ryan and Buttigieg share some commonalities: Both are military veterans. And Ryan is the youngest county executive in the state, while Buttigieg, 39,… Read more

  • Mayor of Waterloo, IA Quentin Hart backs Pete Buttigieg for president

    January 14, 2020 by

    by Thomas Beaumont – Jan 14, 2020 (APNews.com, abridged) Quentin Hart, the black mayor of Iowa’s most racially diverse city, is backing Pete Buttigieg for president. Hart told The Associated Press he was supporting Buttigieg in part for what he called the Democrat’s effort to address racial economic disparity in South Bend. Like Waterloo, which… Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack endorses Pete Buttigieg for president

    January 12, 2020 by

    by Barbara Rodriguez – Jan 12, 2020 (DesMoinesRegister.com) U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, a long-time Iowa congressman, has endorsed Democrat Pete Buttigieg for president. One of three Democrats in Iowa’s congressional delegation, Loebsack’s backing is a high-profile boost for Buttigieg a few weeks before the caucuses on Feb. 3. Loebsack is scheduled to introduce Buttigieg at… Read more

  • Pete Buttigieg And The Longing For Good Leaders

    January 12, 2020 by

    by Erika Andersen – Jan 10, 2020 (Forbes.com, abridged) As I’ve been following the Democratic presidential primary over the past year, amidst all the usual punditry and posturing, I’ve noticed one truly unusual thing: the ascendency of Pete Buttigieg. Here’s a young man in his late 30s who – although unusually accomplished and experienced in… Read more

  • Buttigieg Should Be Our Next Commander In Chief

    January 12, 2020 by

    by Steve Warnstadt, former state senator and brigadier general – Jan 10, 2020 (IowaStartingLine.com) Recent events in the Middle East have one thing crystal clear: our country desperately needs a steady hand as the commander in chief. That’s the main reason I decided to support Pete Buttigieg. In addition to the foreign policy he has… Read more

  • Three-term state Rep. David Woodbury of New Boston backs Buttigieg

    January 9, 2020 by

    by John DiStaso – Jan 9, 2020 (WMUR.com, abridged) Three-term state Rep. David Woodbury of New Boston is the 13th member of the New Hampshire House to endorse former Mayor Pete Buttigieg for president. Woodbury returned to the House in 2018 as part of midterm “Blue Wave” that saw Democrats regain the legislative majority. According… Read more

  • Here’s The Pete Buttigieg I’ve Known For Years

    January 6, 2020 by

    by Sharon McBride – Jan 6, 2020 (Blavity.com, excerpt) Pete may be new to the national scene, but those of us in South Bend have known him for years. The man we know listens — intently — whether that’s to a Councilmember who wants to make sure that the new development lifting her city also… Read more

  • Pete Buttigieg picks up 218 Foreign Policy Endorsements

    January 5, 2020 by

    by Susan Page – Dec 23, 2019 (USAToday.com) More than 200 foreign policy and national security professionals, including dozens of veterans of the Obama administration, on Monday are endorsing Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg for president. The text of their joint letter targets President Donald Trump, but the subtext is aimed at former Vice President Joe… Read more

  • “He’s not arrogant smart, he’s relatable smart”

    January 4, 2020 by

    by Jake Lahut – Jan 3, 2020 (SentinelSource.com, abridged) Less than 48 hours into his new life as the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., Pete Buttigieg kicked off his latest Granite State swing in Keene Thursday with a rare suit covering his normally rolled-up sleeves. Before a crowd of more than 850 at The… Read more

  • “I think [Pete] will heal the country, and we need healing now”

    January 4, 2020 by

    by Morey Stettner – Jan 3, 2020 (SeaCoastOnline.com, abridged) Addressing a packed South Church audience on Friday evening, Pete Buttigieg sought to emphasize inclusiveness both in his policies and his presidential campaign. In a 19-minute speech followed by 12 questions from the crowd, he repeatedly voiced a desire to enact plans that would benefit a wide swath… Read more

  • Pete Buttigieg Is The Man With The Plan We Need

    January 2, 2020 by

    by Lamell McMorris – Dec 23, 2019 (MichiganChronicle.com) Frederick Douglass asks in his “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro”: “Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us?” Through my career as a civil rights leader, a successful entrepreneur giving back to… Read more

  • In Pete’s Words: This is what Iowa has taught me

    January 2, 2020 by

    by Pete Buttigieg – Jan. 2, 2020 (DesMoinesRegister.com) Ending Donald Trump’s presidency is important, but the task also includes launching the era that must come next, tackling urgent crises in our nation. A decade ago, I came to Iowa knocking doors for a young presidential candidate with a funny name. The stakes were high in… Read more

  • Pete Buttigieg is “one of us”

    January 2, 2020 by

    Pete Buttigieg: Betting The Farm In Iowa Despite Iowa’s similarities to Indiana, caucus voters in the Hawkeye State have routinely rejected Hoosier presidential hopefuls. Will Pete Buttigieg be the candidate who finally breaks through there next month? by Adam Wren – Dec 31, 2019 (IndianapolisMonthly.com, abridged) On a cold Saturday night in November, Pete Buttigieg… Read more

  • Pete Buttigieg would be a president who will listen

    January 2, 2020 by

    by Linda Quintanilha – Jan 1, 2020 (LedgerTranscript.com) For over a decade, I’ve been fighting alongside people with disabilities and their families. I’ve stood with mothers whose children were being restrained and secluded in schools. I’ve seen the fear in the faces of parents about to enter an IEP meeting knowing their child may not… Read more

  • In Small Town Iowa, Buttigieg’s Cross-Over Appeal Hits Home

    January 2, 2020 by

    by Elizabeth Meyer – Dec 31, 2019 (IowaStartingLine.com, abridged) Bob Thomas, the former chair of the Appanoose County Democrats, needed the clarity of a long winter’s drive to finally commit to a presidential candidate. “Over Christmas, I drove down to Dallas, Interstate 35 the whole way, all by myself, and I made the decision that… Read more

  • Is Pete Buttigieg Just Too Young to Be President? (Spoiler: Nope)

    January 2, 2020 by

    by Frank Bruni – Dec 14, 2019 (NYTimes.com, abridged) Finland just elected the world’s youngest prime minister, Sanna Marin, who’s 34. Time magazine named Greta Thunberg, 16, its youngest-ever “Person of the Year.” Even before I could mention their names to Pete Buttigieg, who’s vying to become the youngest American president, he brought them up.… Read more

  • Pete Buttigieg Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down In Iowa

    December 30, 2019 by

    by Pat Rynard – Dec 30, 2019 (IowaStartingLine.com, abridged) Pete Buttigieg is barreling toward an Iowa Caucus victory, and there’s not a damn thing anyone’s tweets can do about it. The month of December has given the South Bend Mayor his biggest challenges yet, including intense media questions over his work at McKinsey, attacks on… Read more

  • Former Iowa Rep. Deborah Berry Endorses Pete Buttigieg for President

    December 28, 2019 by

    by Amie Rivers – Dec 28, 2019 (WCFCourier.com) A longtime state legislator has endorsed the top-polling Democratic candidate for president. Former Iowa Rep. Deb Berry, who represented parts of Waterloo, Evansdale, Elk Run Heights and Raymond for 14 years, announced Saturday she was endorsing South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg for president, the Buttigieg campaign said… Read more

  • In Pete’s Words: How We Can Attack Systemic Racism

    December 23, 2019 by

    by Pete Buttigieg – Dec 19, 2019 (LASentinel.net) Earlier this year, I toured Vector90, the late Nipsey Hussle’s tech incubator in Crenshaw. I met a 14-year-old from Noblesville, Indiana, just a few hours south of my hometown of South Bend, who’s interested in coding. But he also told me about being called racist slurs at… Read more

  • Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich endorses Pete Buttigieg for President

    December 23, 2019 by

    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… Read more

  • The Political Case for Mayor Pete

    December 19, 2019 by

    Could he beat Trump? The polls say yes. by William Saletan – Dec 19, 2019 (Slate.com) Could Pete Buttigieg beat President Donald Trump in next year’s election? Would Democrats be crazy to nominate a 38-year-old gay man whose biggest job has been mayor of South Bend, Indiana? Yes, he could win. And no, it’s not… Read more

  • Pete Buttigieg Picks Up Two Iowa Legislator Endorsements

    December 17, 2019 by

    by Pat Rynard – Dec 17, 2019 (IowaStartingLine.com) Pete Buttigieg added two more Iowa legislators to his endorsement column today, both of them from Des Moines’ South Side. State Sen. Tony Bisignano and State Rep. Brian Meyer are announcing their backing of the South Bend Mayor today, adding two well-known legislators to his endorsement list… Read more

  • “Mayor Pete has the most pragmatic and realistic plans”

    December 16, 2019 by

    Q&A with Sean Shaw ’00, 2018 Democratic nominee for Attorney General of Florida by Zachary Shevin – Nov 25, 2019 (DailyPrincetonian.com) The Daily Princetonian: You’ve endorsed South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg for President. So out of the crowded 2020 field, why is he your candidate? Sean Shaw: You know, it’s real easy. Mayor Pete’s the… Read more

  • South Bend officials: ‘Proud to endorse Pete Buttigieg for president’

    December 14, 2019 by

    Dec 14, 2019 (SouthBendTribune.com) This Viewpoint was signed by 11 former and current elected officials. They are: Kareemah Fowler, former city clerk City Clerk Dawn Jones Council member Gavin Ferlic, at-large Council member John Voorde, at-large Council President Tim Scott, 1st District Council member Sharon McBride, 3rd District Council member Jo Broden, 4th District Council… Read more

  • After Big Iowa Trip, Buttigieg Secures 20 New Endorsements

    December 9, 2019 by

    by Pat Rynard – Dec 9, 2019 (IowaStartingLine.com) After another campaign swing through Iowa that saw large crowds turn out for Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend Mayor announced a new set of endorsements from 20 Democratic and community leaders from across the state. Nine local elected officials, along with another four former elected officials, added… Read more

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