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    Pete Buttigieg Kicks Off 2020 Campaign

    Embracing the “audacity” of his bid, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, launched his campaign for the U.S. presidency yesterday. At 37, “Mayor Pete” is the youngest candidate in the expanding Democratic field — and if elected, he’d be the first openly gay president. The former Rhodes Scholar and Afghan war veteran has raised $7 million and is surging ahead in polls, just behind Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden.

    Where is Buttigieg headed next? He’ll test his appeal on the stump in Iowa this week, as well as at a fundraiser in Chicago April 23.

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