NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg is disclosing a roster of former consulting clients that include a major health insurance provider, a nationwide electronics retailer, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Defense.
Buttigieg has faced intense pressure to answer questions about his work in the private sector.
Buttigieg’s campaign listed the clients: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws, Best Buy, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Energy Foundation, the US Postal Service, and the US Department of Defense.
His campaign released the details Tuesday evening while the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend attended a fundraiser on Park Avenue in Manhattan.
It was the first event on a five-day fundraising swing that features 10 meetings with big donors, and the first time Buttigieg allowed the media to cover fundraising events that had been previously kept secret.