Who’s the latest person to speak out in support of Pete Buttigieg? His mom, Anne!
In a campaign video shared last night on the Team Pete HQ Twitter account, Anne encourages supporters to donate money to his campaign.
‘Mayor Pete’ Buttigieg is currently pushing to be the Democratic Presidential nominee for the 2020 US election.
In the clip, Anne explains that Pete needs money before reaching the next fundraising deadline.
“Hello, I’m Anne – Pete’s mom,” she introduces herself. “There’s a big fundraising deadline coming up soon, and Peter and his whole team are working hard to hit their goals. But they need a little help.
“So I thought I would just ask you directly if you would consider making a donation before the deadline.”
The deadline is today, September, 30th.
She then goes on to share a couple of photos of Pete as a young boy, recounting how careful he has always been with his dollars.
“Now, Peter has always been responsible with money. He only spends money on the things that are important to him. And right now, there’s nothing more important than organizers in Iowa and New Hampshire who can help spread his message to voters.
“I’m so proud of Peter and all the work he’s done to serve his city and his country. If you’re proud of him too, please chip in.”
Buttigieg is the first openly gay candidate to stand for one of the two main parties as a prospective Presidential nominee. Born in South Bend, Indiana, in 1982, he is the only child of Joseph and Jennifer Anne Buttigieg. His father died in January of this year.
Pete retweeted Anne’s video with a simple message: “Thanks, Mom!”
Thanks, Mom! https://t.co/gKA1mfKMM2
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) September 30, 2019
After studying at Harvard and Oxford University in the UK, Buttigieg served as a US Naval Reserve officer, before entering politics. He was elected mayor of South Bend in 2011. He married his husband, Chasten, in 2018.
Today’s third-quarter fundraising deadline is viewed as important in determining which candidates have the resources to continue to push ahead through the fall. Although Buttigieg is believed to have significant financial backing, other candidates are struggling.
Sen. Cory Booker’s campaign manager, Addisu Demissie, recently suggested that if Booker doesn’t manage to secure $1.7million by today’s deadline, his campaign could be in trouble.
Last week, the Democratic National Committee also announced tougher criteria for candidates to be invited to take part in the fifth TV debate in November. This includes the support of at least 165,000 unique donors, prompting all candidates to increase their appeals for cash, even if only small sums.