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This Week’s Pete Buttigieg Moment

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announces that he will not seek another term as mayor Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, during a news conference at his office in South Bend, Ind. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)
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March 22, 2019 2:00 p.m.

Pete Buttigieg, the polyglot South Bend mayor and proud Hufflepuff, has had something of a moment this week. The candidate caught the media’s attention following a CNN town hall last week, which appeared to help him to top the 65,000-donor threshold set by the party in order for candidates to qualify for the first round of debates this June.

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