Breaking: Pete Buttigieg to Drop Out of Democratic Nomination Race

With Super Tuesday looming, some Democratic candidates are realizing that they may not have a pathway to the nomination. After South Carolina’s primary, billionaire Tom Steyer decided to step down from the race.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 29: 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg meets with Reverend Al Sharpton for lunch at famed Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem on April 29, 2019 in New York City. The two were scheduled to speak about African American outreach and the need to confront homophobia among other issues. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sunday night saw a much more surprising exit from the field. Former South Bend Mayor and one of the leading vote getters in New Hampshire and Iowa, Pete Buttigieg will announce that he’s departing the nomination race.

The candidate has yet to make his official announcement, but cancelled a Sunday campaign event and returned to South Bend. He is expected to call for Democratic unity as he departs.

The Buttigieg campaign featured many highlights. The former Mayor was notably, the first openly gay American to run for the highest office in the last. A week ago, Buttigieg had a viral moment when he helped a young boy come out as gay.

The candidate also had great results in both the New Hampshire and Iowa primaries. That success didn’t carry over with Nevada and South Carolina voters, however.

Buttigieg was also able to succeed in primary races despite his young age and relative inexperience. It is unknown exactly where he may go politically from here, but the future appears to be bright.

We will have more updates on Buttigieg as the candidate makes his formal announcement.



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