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Buttigieg, the campaign emphasizes to his time as a naval intelligence officer in Afghanistan and his experience as decision-makers in the office of the mayor; Mike Tobin reports from South Bend, Indiana.
HENNIKER, N. H. – democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is down the rival Joe play Washington establishment” approval of the former Secretary of State John Kerry is Biden”.
“I was never part of the Washington establishment, and I recognize that there are relationships among the senators, who were, together on Capitol Hill for as long as I ve been alive, and that’s what it is,” Buttigieg said Thursday in an interview in New Hampshire.
South Bend, Indiana mayor was announced, his comments soon after the former Vice-presidential campaign, the Kerry endorsement. Kerry – the Democrats’ 2004 presidential nominee, was a longtime senator from Massachusetts, who later served as America’s top diplomat during President Barack Obama’s second term. Kerry and Biden have a long history of cooperation, for the first time in the Senate and later in the Obama administration.
Buttigieg worked for Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.
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The introduction of the endorsement by Kerry – who will be the campaign with Biden in Iowa on Friday and in New Hampshire on Sunday came hours after Buttigieg the support of three leading former Obama officials scored.
“I’m going to say one of the reasons why I appreciate the support of the people that came through, today we are talking about people who understand, to agree on the presidency very closely and very well, and for you, that I confirmed the right person to step in the office and the role is based in a time like this really, what we say, as a campaign,” Buttigieg said in the interview.
The candidate has highlighted the similarities between Obama’s historic 2008 White House campaign and his own 2020 presidential candidacy. Buttigieg notes that both he and Obama were new faces for the majority of Americans, and he is the former President traces in the run on a positive message of unity and hope.
But he trivialize seemed to be the gang, when asked by Fox News.
“I think every campaign, in every era different, and I realized that, while I’m flattered by the number of comparisons, and I see some Parallels with 2008, we are in a different moment,” he said.
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Biden, of course, was also a key player in the 2008 general election campaign. Obama chose Biden – senator from Delaware who ran unsuccessfully earlier in this cycle for their party’s presidential nomination, as his running mate.
Once the longest of long shots for the nomination, Buttigieg rose to top-tier status in the last few months, as he stormed in the early voting state surveys, and collected tons of campaign cash. Biden — along with progressive Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, is that top-tier candidates, along with Buttigieg.
Thanks to the eight years he served as Obama’s Vice President Biden enjoys a large advantage over its rivals when it comes to the support of black voters, an important component of Democratic presidential primary voters.
Buttigieg Biden the benefit is recognized in the case of black voters, but predicted it will be the last would not.
“It’s no secret, there is a candidate that has a large advantage now, among African-American voters, but I don’t think the think permanently, and I, it is our task to drive out there and earn our share of the vote,” Buttigieg.
Buttigieg, whose lack of support among black voters has also been reports documented in the media, has intensified its efforts this fall.
The democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg holds a town hall at New England College, Henniker, NH, on Dec, 5, 2019
Buttigieg arrived in New Hampshire on the morning after a gathering of black supporters at an event in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana, was interrupted shirt by protesters in a “Black Lives Matter” T -. Video of the vicinity of a violent incident went viral on social media.
Buttigieg stated that “there is a lot of negativity that spills over from Twitter, which is not quite the actual life, but sometimes ends up with real consequences. What we saw the other night was a good example of this.”
And he seemed to have some, said with the Finger at a rival campaign: “you had to talk to a group of highly respected African-American elected officials, and other Fans, what we have done in the community and then someone driven by an opposition campaign is trying to, literally, the mic of an African American leader.
“It shows that doing the work we have to ensure that a sense of common purpose is established, but also to ensure that the truth comes out, and that is what we are very conscious of this campaign,” he said.