South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg appears at final DNC Future Forum

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg had one last chance to impress before the Democratic National Committee picks its next chairman on Feb. 24.

He spoke to the crowd gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center Saturday, and he led off with a reminder to many Democrats who may still be wondering what might have been: “Even if Hillary Clinton had won, democrats would still be dealing with a fractured party.”

In his speech, he called for unity.

“We have got to emerge from this process as a unified democratic party,” Buttigieg said. “Because we know what we are up against, and it is not each other.”

When asked why he feels he’s the best choice to lead the DNC going forward, Buttigieg cited the youth movement in the party.

“If we’re going to reach to a new generation of organizers, why not put in a new generation of leaders?” Buttigieg stated. “If we’re going to recognize the importance of the grass roots, why not put in the candidate who was at the Women’s March? Who led the way to the Houston Airport protest.”

The DNC will choose their next chairman on Feb. 24.


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