Thursday, January 5, 2017

Buttigieg Announces Run for DNC Chair

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said today, "I have decided to run for Chair of the Democratic National Committee.” Also running are Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley, South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison, Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director Sally Boynton Brown and Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Brian Howey quotes Party Chair Dan Zody saying, "Pete Buttigieg has the capability of bringing a much-needed Midwest voice to the Democratic Party that will resonate across the country. Pete is a young and dynamic talent that we need at the top of our party, and I am happy to support a Hoosier for DNC Chair."

You can read a New York Times article about Buttigieg's candidacy here.