South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) announced that he will not seek re-election to a third term and is expected to join the presidential campaign sometime early next year. Mr. Buttigieg, who is openly gay, will bank on strong support from the LGBT community and its allies as he builds a base within the Democratic Party. Though officially mum about running for President, he is already heading to Iowa for speaking appearances this coming weekend.
Mr. Buttigieg was first elected in 2011 at the age of 29. He is a Rhodes Scholar, Afghan War veteran, and a Naval Reserve officer.
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