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Chasten Buttigieg reveals real legacy of Pete’s historic presidential run

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“People who live in the middle of the country and finally came out. Or they’ve been together with their partner for decades, and they’re finally out to their families. Or, you know, they walk a little bit lighter because they saw Pete and I out there doing our thing. I remember we met a couple who drove eight hours or something — they didn’t go to the Pete event in their town because they didn’t want anyone to see them there. Because they didn’t want anyone to assume that they were out. Because they weren’t out yet. But we built a campaign where they felt seen. And they felt like they belonged.”Chasten Buttigieg, husband of former Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, on the enduring effect of Pete’s campaign.