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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.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Thursday landed the endorsements of three former senior officials in Barack Obama’s administration, what are the South Bend, Indiana, the mayor and other material on the spotlight comparisons between himself and the former President.
The support of top-Obama-officials Buttigieg could help to build as he tries, with the support of black voters, a crucial component in the Democratic presidential primary voters.
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Among them is Reggie Love, who is black, and served as Obama’s special assistant and personal aide-de-camp. He was always on the candidate side, while the former President of the historic 2008 White house.
Love, support Buttigieg stressed, the age of the applicant. Buttigieg, 37, is vying the youngest candidate in the large field of Democrats to their party’s nomination.
“With the average age of the US house is 57 and the average age of the Senate with 62, the younger generation needs to take a more active role in the management and direction of this country. Pete can galvanize a new election system of the body, said a more accurate representation of what America really is,” the love.
And he noted that “a lot of what is said about Pete echoes what critics have said about the presidential candidate Barack Obama – too young, too different, maybe another time – but I think that it is never fight a better time for change than now.”
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Buttigieg has highlighted the similarities between Obama’s campaign in 2008 and 2020 his 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.
A key role in this campaign in 2008 – the former Vice-President Joe Biden, a great Buttigieg rivals in the race for the 2020 nomination. Obama chose Biden – senator from Delaware who ran unsuccessfully earlier in this cycle for their party’s presidential nomination, as his running mate.
Buttigieg is also Goolsbee, Obama’s senior supported by Austan economic adviser on the 2008 campaign, went on to serve as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. He advises the Buttigieg campaign in the last few months in terms of economic policy.
And he landed the support of Linda Douglass, a senior strategist and spokeswoman on Obama’s 2008 White House run, which later served as director of communications for the White House Office of Health Reform, while the difficult, but ultimately successful push to pass the Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare.
The endorsements come a day after Buttigieg landed the support of VoteVets.org what is described as the largest progressive group of veterans in the nation. Buttigieg, together with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii is the only candidate in the presidential field who have already served in the army. He took a leave of absence as South Bend’s mayor in 2014, will be sent to Afghanistan, where he served as the intelligence officer of the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Once the longest of long shots for the nomination, Buttigieg rose to top-tier status, as he stormed in the early voting state surveys, and collected tons of campaign cash.