Pete Buttigieg

An event to show support for presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg Wednesday night verged on chaos at moments as a handful of protesters disrupted speakers. The South Bend event was held for local African-American leaders to talk about their experiences with the candidate. 

Democratic party candidate James Mueller won the race to become the next mayor of South Bend on Tuesday night. With the majority of voting precincts reporting and Mueller clinching more than 60 percent of the votes, he entered Corby's Irish Pub to cheers, whistles and chants from his supporters.

More than 500 community members crowded into the Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God in Christ Sunday afternoon for Faith in Indiana’s Peacemaker Summit. The event was in response to the fatal police shooting of Eric Logan and the rise of gun violence in South Bend.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s (D-South Bend) presidential campaign took him to Indianapolis Friday, to speak to the local chapter of the NAACP.

Pete Buttigieg Opens South Bend Campaign Office

Oct 4, 2019
Annacaroline Caruso / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Mayor Pete Buttigieg opened his new presidential campaign office Thursday night in South Bend.

A large crowd gathered outside of the new ‘Pete For America’ campaign office to show their support. 

 

Buttigieg said there are several reasons he opened the office - like preparation for the Indiana primary in May.

 “It is very likely the nomination contest will still be pretty intense and undecided when the primary happens here in Indiana so it’s never too soon to be organizing right here.”

South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled his economic plan last week pushing to increase the minimum wage and expand unions. Reactions to the plan in Buttigieg’s home state have been mixed.

Black Lives Matter activists occupied the sidewalk in front of the South Bend County-City building for 24 hours over the weekend. They continue to demand the firing of the police chief more than a month after the fatal police shooting of Eric Logan.

Some of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took on criticism they’ve faced from the black community in remarks to the National Urban League Friday.

Nearly a dozen presidential candidates will be in Indianapolis this week for the National Urban League’s annual conference.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in Indianapolis Friday for the Young Democrats of America national convention. Pelosi’s remarks focused on the diversity of ideas within the Democratic Party.

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