Pete Buttigieg Announces the End of His Historic and Groundbreaking Presidential Campaign: WATCH

It was certainly nothing I thought I’d see in my lifetime. I don’t grasp the words to articulate exactly the validation that I didn’t know I needed that Pete Buttigieg’s campaign engendered. It was certainly nothing I anticipated in my life time. Thank you Pete.

The New York Times reports: Pete Buttigieg, the former small-city Indiana mayor and first openly gay major presidential candidate, has decided to quit the Democratic race, a person briefed on Mr. Buttigieg’s plans said on Sunday, following a crushing loss in the South Carolina primary where his poor performance with black Democrats signaled an inability to build a broad coalition of voters. Mr. Buttigieg canceled plans for a Sunday night rally in Dallas and a Monday morning fund-raiser in Austin, Tex., to return to South Bend, Ind., to make a speech. “So a little bit of news for you about our flight,” he said. “We’re making a change in our travel plans and traveling to South Bend rather than to Texas. We’re going to be making an announcement there about the future of the campaign and we are looking forward to sharing with our supporters and with the country where we’re going from here. That is why you will find we are heading in a different direction.”

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