Right now, he is a long shot to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination but is turning a lot of heads with his issues. Even with low name recognition, Pete Buttigieg raised $7-million since January. Now that's right up there with the leadin' contendas
, if he can get an act together soon, things could improve. He is currently the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. 37, gay, and literally has come from nowhere. Early polls have him in 7th position of declared candidates.
Buttigieg has raised enough money to qualify him for the summer Democratic debates, which requires contributions from at least 65,000 donors to make it to the debate stage. His issues include
, "Medicare for all who want it, believes in "addressing or reversing harm and inequities" through policy, supports the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and a path to citizenship, openly pro-choice, strong gun control advocate, and more in the above article.
He's a Progressive's kind of person. But while sitting mayors haven't had much luck in the past, Buttigieg plans to change that.