Although Pete Buttigieg – the mayor of 37-year-old South Bend, Indiana – has not hid anything from his intention to run for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidency, he says he will not go out of his way. has still not officially announced his candidacy. The political arrival will change that on Sunday, April 14, when he will launch his campaign with a rally in his home town.
The Buttigieg Announcement will take place at the former Studebaker Building 84, located at 635 S. Lafayette Boulevard. in South Bend, in northern Indiana, where the presidential hopeful is currently serving his second term as mayor. the South Bend Tribune reports that the event was originally set to take place outside, but was moved indoors due to Sunday's rain threat.
But anyone wishing to watch the Buttigieg rally without facing the weather, the crowd or going to South Bend can do it online. C-Span is scheduled to broadcast the rally live on its website starting at 2:00 pm HE on Sunday.
In addition, the Buttigieg campaign website lists a number of supervisory parties across the country, set up by supporters of the candidate for the official election.
Buttigieg, who was still little known on national political ground until recently, has been revealed to be a potential black horse candidate among the many candidates for democracy. According to Real Clear Politics, the latest polls from voters in the federated states of Iowa and New Hampshire put it in a respectable third place in both states.
The openly homosexual mayor, who married his husband Chasten in 2018, has recently been in the limelight after criticizing fellow Indianan Vice President Mike Pence. As governor of Indiana, Pence signed the Restoring Religious Freedom Act, which aimed to allow private business owners to assert their religious beliefs as a defense in legal disputes. The bill has been sharply criticized by human rights organizations and the LGBTQ community, who have claimed that it would be used by companies to discriminate against their non-heterosexual clients.
Speaking last weekend of her marriage and her faith, Buttigieg directly referred to Pence.
"People often talk about things such as equality in marriage as a moral issue," Buttigieg said Sunday. "And it's definitely a moral issue in my personal life." It's a moral issue, because being married to Chasten has made me a better human being .This has made me more compassionate, more understanding, more self-conscious and more decent.My Chasten marriage has made me a better man. "
He continued, "And yes, Mr. Vice President, it has brought me closer to God."
Pence's supporters accused Buttigieg of being a radical who wrongly attacked the vice president's religious beliefs.
"You have brought Mayor Pete and, for no reason, face the Vice President of the United States, while everything the Vice President has said in the past is a good thing, his services to the country and his work. as Mayor, "said Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday.