town halls & interviews
Pete Buttigieg / Pete For America videos. This page features longer interviews and some of our all-time favorite town halls.
NASHUA, NH - Feb 9, 2020
A crowd of nearly 2000 is electric as Pete speaks in the final days before the New Hampshire primary. Excellent rally for sharing!
DES MOINES REGISTER INTERVIEW, DES MOINES - JUL 27, 2019
Pete is interviewed by the editorial staff of the Des Moines Register. This is a long interview that goes into tons of wonky policy depth and is absolutely brilliant. Lots of new material different from his stump speech and details on why he makes certain policy choices. A must listen!
j street national conference - Oct 28, 2019
Foreign policy forum. Pete speaks on Israel, his thoughts on war, and on reestablishing America’s place in the world. Fantastic.
unions for all: Pete Buttigieg - Oct 5, 2019
Great speech on unions and worker’s rights. The Q&A is really hardcore—these people are hurting and Pete responds to them with such compassion.
GUN SAFETY FORUM - PETE BUTTIGIEG - OCT 2, 2019
March For Our Lives and Gifford’s puts on a Gun Safety Forum in Vegas and Pete Buttigieg appears. Interview and Q&A.
THE MINIMALIST PODCAST - PETE BUTTIGIEG - OCT 1, 2019 (WITH VIDEO)
Nearly an hour long video from this podcast recording featuring Pete Buttigieg digging down on ideas of governing. From the podcast listing:
Joshua and Ryan discuss values, contribution, leadership, minimalist uniforms, and whether or not there could ever be a minimalist president with 2020 presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Questions answered in this episode:
How would you reduce the national debt? (22:46)
Is it feasible and responsible to replace the Electoral College? (36:21)
How important is freedom, and how would you incorporate it into your presidency? (38:41)
TEXAS TRIBUNE: ONE-ON-ONE WITH PETE BUTTIGIEG - SEPT 27, 2019
What a fantastic interview with Stephanie Ruhle and Pete Buttigieg. People on Twitter are already saying it’s Pete’s best yet! Must watch. Topics include the impeachment hearing, Dem strategy, how to deal with Trump, what Pete is offering that’s different, America’s place in the world, and more. (Also on our top ten page!)
NARAL Town Hall: Pete Buttigieg - Aug 21, 2019
South Bend, Indiana Mayor and 2020 Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks at a NARAL Reproductive Freedom Voter town hall in Des Moines, Iowa.
CHARLESTON SC “Bully Pulpit” series - Aug 17, 2019
Pete was interviewed at the College of Charleston for their bully pulpit series. The room was at capacity at 755 people. They had to move to this room when the earlier planned space proved too small for demand. This is a MUST SEE for Pete fans. There’s lots of new discussion in this video around mental health, digital security, and more.
Buttigieg speaks at the Young Leader's Conference / Black Church Pac - Aug 16, 2019
South Bend, Indiana Mayor and 2020 Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg at the Young Leaders Conference in Atlanta, Georgia speaks to the Black Church PAC and millennial black voters.
EVERYTOWN GUN SENSE FORUM: PETE BUTTIGIEG - AUG 10, 2019
This is a MUST SEE discussion. There’s a statement and powerful emotional Q&A with Pete on the topic of how we can finally do something to curtail gun violence in this country. This appearance might bump something off the Top Ten list. Yes, it’s that good and that important. Compassionate, wisdom, common sense plan, fire & hope.
PETE BUTTIGIEG AT WING DING, CLEAR LAKE, IOWA - AUG 9, 2019
Twenty Dem candidates spoke at this traditional event for the Iowa caucus. Pete’s speech here is short (about 5 minutes) but he gets a great reception from the crowd. Great video to share with family and friends.
nabj19 FORUM, miami - aUG 8, 2019
Pete gives a speech and then has a Q&A at the National Association of Black Journalists conference.
The speech and closing remarks are especially inspiring.
AFSCME FORUM, lAS vEGAS - aUG 3, 2019
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, is a worker’s union. 19 Dem candidates are interviewed during this forum. Pete was the last candidate to speak.
During his opening statement, he addresses the mass shooting in El Paso, which had just occurred. Very powerful opening statement. He also addresses gun laws, worker’s rights, the Douglass Plan, and white nationalism in America.
DISCUSSION ON THE OVAL, MANHATTAN - JuL, 2019
This was recorded in July and aired Aug 1, 2019. Pete meets with a small group from Harlem to discuss issues around race.
des moines register interview, des moines - Jul 27, 2019
Pete is interviewed by the editorial staff of the Des Moines Register. This is a long interview (about an hour) that goes into tons of wonky policy depth and is absolutely brilliant. Lots of new material different from his stump speech and details on why he makes certain policy choices. A must listen!
NAACP FORUM, DETROIT - Jul 24, 2019
A bunch of 2020 Dem candidates attended the forum, so this appearance is fairly short, just 11 minutes. Pete gives an opening and closing statement and takes questions from April Ryan.
AARP candidates forum INTERVIEW, DES MOINES - Jul 20, 2019
Democratic presidential hopefuls are asked their views on issues ranging from how they would lower prescription drug costs to the future of Medicare and Social Security at five candidate forums in Iowa, scene of the nation’s first nominating caucus.
This video is a keeper! Pete is warm and relateable and gets into the weeds on healthcare, social security and drugs.
MILITARY TIMES INTERVIEW - Jul 17, 2019
Leo Shane interviews Pete Buttigieg at Peggs in South Bend about issues important to active duty soldiers and veterans.
Being in the military under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. The VA. How Pete would approach being Commander-in-Chief. The Trans ban in the military.
CODE RECODE POTCAST W/ VIDEO - Jul 15, 2019
Kara Swisher interviews Pete on a wide variety of topics. This is a good nerd vs nerd long form interview if you want to watch Pete’s brain at maximum velocity. Lots of good discussion of tech and tech companies.
“Whose your favorite president?” (48:09)
“You’re just as adorkable and smart as everyone says you are.” (48:50)
“my big idea”: Democratic reform - Jun 13, 2019
Pete talks in detail about why Democratic Reform is his number one priority.
NBC’s Harry Smith interviews Pete Buttigieg about his big policy idea for the 2020 presidential election: Strengthening American democracy through better voting and representation for all.
msnbc “hardball” town hall - jUN 3, 2019
Great town hall . The video is only available in segments.
FOX TOWN HALL - MAY 19, 2019
Pete’s at his best when challenged, and he was definitely psyched up for this “hostile territory” showcase. Yet the audience was, for the most part, totally onboard, and host Chris Wallace clearly respects Pete. Pete commands the room and gets a standing ovation. Video at left is Part I. Also see PART 2, PART 3, and PART 4.
tHE aDVOCATE: tHE BIG GAY INTERVIEW - MaY 3, 2019
Fantastic interview with Pete Buttigieg by The Advocate magazine. Questions focus on his LGBTQ identity, LGBTQ politics, and why he is running for president.
conversations with the candidate - Mar 14, 2019
Manchester NH Town Hall. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg joins Adam Sexton for the third installment of the "Conversation with the Candidate" series. In this portion available only online, see a continued question-and-answer segment involving Buttigieg and the voters.
“What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever faced?” - Pete talks about his father’s passing (9:17)
CNN TOWN HALL #1 - MAR 12, 2019
This was a break-out night for Buttigieg. This was many people’s first look at him and he got a considerable boost in the polls. This is the full CNN video.
INTRODUCTIONS: 0:01:45 Pete Buttigieg; SMALL TALK 0:04:06 Pete Buttigieg
CAPITALISM V SOCIALISM 0:10:58 Pete Buttigieg ; HEALTHCARE Pete Buttigieg
HUMAN RIGHTS / RACISM / GAY RIGHTS Pete Buttigieg 0:38:44
CLIMATE CHANGE Pete Buttigieg; JOBS / ECONOMY 0:54:30 Pete Buttigieg
FORIEGN AFFAIRS 1:07:02 Pete Buttigieg 1:14:51 Pete Buttigieg [second question] MILITARY 1:21:14 Pete Buttigieg TRUMP 1:25:45 Pete Buttigieg
VOTING RIGHTS 1:29:05 Pete Buttigieg
PERSONAL INFLUENCES / BACKGROUNDS 1:38:22 Pete Buttigieg, 1:43:23 Pete Buttigieg [second question]; CANDIDACY 1:45:50 Pete Buttigieg
INDIVIDUAL QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES 1:58:27 [All Candidates]
politics and prose - feb 19, 2019
This interview is from Pete Buttigieg’s book tour for “Shortest Way Home”, before he declared his candidacy in April 2019. Good interview about his biography and his life story.
BookTV: Frank Bruni interviews Buttigieg - feb 18, 2019
Frank Bruni interviews Pete about The Shortest Way Home and being a gay politician. Pete has not yet declared but had an “exploratory committee”.