Mayor Pete Buttigieg gives update on possible presidential run

NOW: Mayor Pete Buttigieg gives update on possible presidential run


SOUTH BEND, Ind.—South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg was live in studio on Tuesday morning to give an update on exploring the possibility of making a presidential run in 2020.

"We’ve seen just about everything we need to see in order to make a launch. It’s something you only get to do once so I want to make sure all of the pieces are in place,” Buttigieg said.

On Monday, Buttigieg’s committee released their first quarter financial report, showing that donations made to Buttigieg's team reached $7 million since launching in January.

"It won't be long before we're ready to make some news," Buttigieg said.

In total during the first quarter, 158,550 donors gave money, with the average donation being $36.35.

Also on Monday, Buttigieg’s team reported to work at their new headquarters, which includes a sign spelling out the mayor’s last name as it’s pronounced, “BOOT EDGE EDGE.”

Buttigieg will join other local leaders on Tuesday night at an event celebrating local AmeriCorps members at 5:15 p.m. at the O’Brien Recreation Center. The event is a part of a nationwide recognition of service.

“We’re modeling what I think we need more of across the country, which is service year opportunities,” Buttigieg said.

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