Pete Buttigieg had two town halls in Iowa today — in Washington and Coralville. Catch our coverage here.Read More
Pete is interview by Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot.
This video includes all the candidates. Pete begins around 3:30:00
PRESS GAGGLE AFTERWARD
The Local America Presidential Forum, welcomed to Waterloo by Mayor Quentin Hart, was hosted by Accelerator for America and the United States Conference of Mayors, and was sponsored by Iowa Starting Line and Mediacom.
The forum connected the wide-ranging federal issues on debate stages to the local implementation and impacts mayors and voters see and feel directly in their communities. Mayors are on the front lines of serving voters, and the discussion with candidates focused on how federal policies will drive local economies in hometowns across America.
FULL VIDEO - The intros start around 10:00 on this C-Span video.
A protest happened in Grinnell and Pete handled it beautifully;
Today is the second day of an intensive sweep through Iowa. Today’s stop include Denison, Storm Lake, and Siouix City. Our full coverage will be in this post!Read More
DETAILS FROM THE POLL
Pete is informed about the poll. Big smile!
TALKING HEADS TALK PETE
DES MOINES REGISTER - Pete Buttigieg appeals to broad spectrum of caucusgoers, new Iowa Poll shows
CNN - Pete Buttigieg surges to first place in Iowa, new poll shows
AXIOS - Buttigieg with 9-point lead in new Iowa poll
NBC NEWS - Buttigieg tops new Iowa poll of Democratic presidential hopefuls
NY TIMES - Buttigieg Jumps Out to Lead in Iowa Poll
“The results are the latest evidence of Mr. Buttigieg’s strength in Iowa, where his moderate political views, plain-spoken style and military history have resonated in the early voting state. Since September, when he placed fourth in the Register poll, he has more than doubled his on-the-ground staff to over 100 and has opened more than 20 field offices. He recently completed another bus tour in the state.”
WASHINGTON POST - Buttigieg surges ahead of his Democratic primary rivals in Iowa, new poll shows
POLITICO - Buttigieg busts out to first place in Iowa
“Mayor Pete is catching fire at the right moment that everyone hopes for in the Iowa caucuses,” said Bagniewski. “He has the team & ground game to back it up too. We may be looking at a two-person race between him and Sen. Warren until Feb.”
For the first time, Pete Buttigieg hits #1 in Iowa! This is according to a new Monmouth Poll. IN this post we’ll collect news coverage and responses (positive ones!) to the new poll.
This part of the poll shows that the percentage of people with an opinion about Buttigieg (this is, name recognition) has grown from 54% in April to 83% now. This is thanks to ads, press, and retail campaigning in the state.
TALKING ABOUT PETE - VIDEOS
Stephanie Ruhl on MSNBC discusses the poll.
Brooke Baldwin/David Chalian, CNN - 11/12/2019
THE HILL - Poll: Buttigieg leads Democratic field in Iowa
POLITICO - Poll: Buttigieg first in Iowa
YAHOO NEWS - Buttigieg rises in Iowa to lead Democratic White House pack: poll
"While he has made nominally bigger gains among older caucusgoers, you really can't pigeonhole his support to one particular group. He is doing well with voters regardless of education or ideology."
THE DAILY MAIL - Pete Buttigieg leads in Iowa! Poll shows Indiana mayor leaping past Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren in major shakeup of first-in-the-nation caucuses
There’s a video on this page which is worth a watch.
CNN: Pete Buttigieg joins top tier of candidates in new Iowa poll
Check out the Medium article linked in the tweet below. Great video clips and photos showing the compassionate side of Pete Buttigieg.
DAY 2 COVERAGE WILL BE HERE!
Importantville (Adam Wren) - Sunday Night Special Edition: Buttigieg IA's bus tour &Young's IN influence
tweETS FROM THE BUS
Newest tweets at the top!
On being labelled a centrist
On it being a “two way race”
What Pete will do for income when his mayoral job ends in December.
Tonight’s rally is at the Decorah High School in Iowa. In a town of 7700 people, the venue is filled and there’s an overflow crowd. Photos, tweets, and hopefully a video here.Read More
Kicking off our coverage of the LJ Dinner itself. Be sure to also see our mega post on the barnstormers, team pete, and the pre-dinner rally.Read More
Over 1000 Pete Buttigieg supporters have self-organized and traveled on their own dime to IOWA for the Liberty Justice Dinner. There’s also a large continent of PFA staffers, organizers, and Iowa supporters. We’ll be covering all the haps here!Read More
The United Food and Commercial Workers held this candidate forum in Altoona, Iowa on October 13, 2019.
Tonight’s rally is at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines. There are more than 700 people there per venue manager.
Embedded journalist threads:
SHORTER VIDEO FOR SHARING
PHOTOS & TWEETS
Fantastic video from Pete’s talented video team. It’s pretty long and shows behind-the-scenes footage from the Iowa bus tour. A mini documentary! This content team rocks.
I don’t post too many articles on this blog, but this one is a must read. A reporter who was on the bus with Pete in Iowa talks about his appeal to voters, compares him to Obama, and questions his experience only to realize maybe that’s not the post.
“Four months before the Iowa caucuses, it is time to reckon with the reality that Buttigieg probably has a better chance to be the Democratic nominee than anyone aside from Biden and the surging Warren. With Sanders ailing and Kamala Harris sputtering, Buttigieg has enough money to go the distance (he has raised $44 million in the last six months) and enough polling support to guarantee his place on every debate stage. Whatever happens next, this youthful candidate with a long resume (Harvard, Rhodes Scholar, McKinsey analyst, failed statewide candidate, mayor, and intelligence officer in Afghanistan) has already emerged as the political surprise of 2019.”
This week includes the Iowa bus tour, Texas Tribute Fest, Nevada and more. Great behind-the-scenes footage!
GET MOTIVATED FOR NOV 1. Check out the video below, done by Kenny Gilbreath:
On the last day of this Iowa bus tour, Pete gives a stump speech in Clinton and Davenport, IA. He gets big crowds at both locations. Over 1000 in Davenport! Midday on a Tuesday. There is a full video of Davenport, photos, tweets, and shorter video clips in this post.Read More
I’m retrofitting this post because I didn’t realize Sept 21 was “Day 1” of the bus tour until later!
The tour started at the Polk County Steak Fry. The second stop was the People’s Presidential Forum, hosted by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund. The press were on the bus and had full access to question Pete between stops. I’ll post the results here as I find them.Read More
Today the Pete Bus rolls on with stump speech stops in Elkader and Dubuque. This post will feature photos, videos and tweets from these venues.Read More