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Former New Orleans Mayor Landrieu Named White House Infrastructure Chief
White House
Former New Orleans Mayor Landrieu Named White House Infrastructure Chief
2021-11-15 15:52:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has tapped former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to be his senior White House advisor for turning the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill into a shovels-in-the-ground reality. The president announced Landrieu’s selection on Sunday, a full 24... Read More

AMP Issues Supply Chain Letter to DOT Secretary Buttigieg
Transportation
AMP Issues Supply Chain Letter to DOT Secretary Buttigieg
2021-10-26 17:08:36
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — The American Maritime Partnership publicly released a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg underscoring the continued reliability of America’s domestic maritime services despite the current supply chain crisis.  In a press release AMP stated, American... Read More

Bipartisanship, Infrastructure and Local Government Take Center Stage at NACo Conference
County News
Bipartisanship, Infrastructure and Local Government Take Center Stage at NACo Conference
2021-07-12 19:33:21
by Dan McCue

The headliners included everyone from Vice President Kamala Harris to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigeig to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but have no doubt, the focus of the National Association of Counties annual conference was on renewal and a bipartisan way... Read More

Buttigieg Says Infrastructure Bill Will Be ‘Monumental’
Infrastructure
Buttigieg Says Infrastructure Bill Will Be ‘Monumental’
2021-07-09 13:19:43
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — After weeks of negotiations, a bipartisan infrastructure deal may have been reached, but even Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg knows not to count Washington chickens before they are hatched. “It’s not a small thing to turn the outlines of... Read More

Buttigieg Advocates for Major Investment in Electric Vehicles
Transportation
Buttigieg Advocates for Major Investment in Electric Vehicles
2021-04-26 15:43:42
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — President Biden recently outlined a spend of $174 billion in his American Jobs Plan to boost electric vehicle development, proliferation, and purchasing. His administration touts this as an investment in the future of safe transportation that has potential... Read More

DOT Taps First Chief Science Officer in Over 40 Years
Transportation
DOT Taps First Chief Science Officer in Over 40 Years
2021-04-21 17:17:07
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Transportation Department is appointing a chief science officer for the first time in over four decades as part of a comprehensive effort to fulfill the White House's commitment to addressing climate change. In a related move,... Read More

New to DC, Buttigieg Looks to Build Bridges with Biden Plan
Political News
New to DC, Buttigieg Looks to Build Bridges with Biden Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg was a few weeks into his job as transportation secretary, buried in meetings and preparing for the launch of President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion public works plan, when evening arrived along with a time to... Read More

President-Elect Biden Taps Pete Buttigieg for Transportation Secretary
Political News
President-Elect Biden Taps Pete Buttigieg for Transportation Secretary
2020-12-15 20:33:52
by Dan McCue

WILMINGTON, Del. - President-elect Joe Biden has selected Pete Buttigieg, a former rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, to be the next Secretary of Transportation. Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who has never held federal office, and... Read More

Buttigieg’s ‘Win the Era’ PAC Endorses 28 Candidates
Political News
Buttigieg’s ‘Win the Era’ PAC Endorses 28 Candidates
2020-09-18 19:07:56
by Reece Nations

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s “Win the Era PAC and Action Fund” has endorsed 28 candidates for various offices in the November elections. “I’m excited to announce our latest slate of endorsements, which include forward-thinking... Read More

Democrats Rally Behind Biden to Stop Sanders on Super Tuesday
2020 Elections
Democrats Rally Behind Biden to Stop Sanders on Super Tuesday

Joe Biden fastened his grip on the establishment wing of his party Monday as prominent Democrats rallied behind the former vice president in an accelerating effort to thwart Bernie Sanders on the eve of the presidential campaign’s biggest and most... Read More

75% of Virginia Voters Still Undecided on Presidential Candidate
Opinion Polls
75% of Virginia Voters Still Undecided on Presidential Candidate
2020-02-18 20:49:58
by Dan McCue

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Bernie Sanders are all currently among Virginians’ top choices when it comes to the Democratic presidential nomination, but few voters have made a final choice, a Monmouth University Poll released Tuesday... Read More

2020ers Look to Super Tuesday Even as 2 Other States Loom
2020 Elections
2020ers Look to Super Tuesday Even as 2 Other States Loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada votes next and then South Carolina. But top Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination are already looking ahead to the biggest prize on the primary calendar: Super Tuesday, the slate of contests when more than... Read More

Moderates Prevail Among Dem Voters in New Hampshire
2020 Elections
Moderates Prevail Among Dem Voters in New Hampshire
2020-02-12 17:36:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont eked out a win in New Hampshire by appealing to young, liberal college students in the state, but his victory was far from an endorsement of the party's far left. In fact, with... Read More

Sanders Edges Buttigieg in NH, Giving Dems 2 Front-Runners
2020 Elections
Sanders Edges Buttigieg in NH, Giving Dems 2 Front-Runners

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight. In his Tuesday night win, the 78-year-old Sanders, a self-described democratic... Read More

Buttigieg Wins Most Iowa Delegates After Party Reviews Caucus
2020 Elections
Buttigieg Wins Most Iowa Delegates After Party Reviews Caucus

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Pete Buttigieg appears to have sealed his victory in Iowa after the state’s Democratic Party released on Sunday corrected results from its disputed caucuses. Buttigieg now has 14 delegates from Iowa to Bernie Sanders’ 12. Elizabeth Warren... Read More

With No Front-Runner Emerging, Late-Voting States Poised to Play a Bigger Role
2020 Elections
With No Front-Runner Emerging, Late-Voting States Poised to Play a Bigger Role

PHILADELPHIA — A split winner seems to be emerging from Iowa, where results were still slowly trickling in Wednesday, two days after votes were cast. And in a series of upcoming contests, polling suggests different candidates could come out on... Read More

Iowa Caucus Results Delayed After Struggle With New Reporting Process
2020 Elections
Iowa Caucus Results Delayed After Struggle With New Reporting Process

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrats crowded into local caucuses Monday night as Iowa embarked on its first-in-the-nation tradition of picking presidential candidates, with clear divisions along the lines of ideology and age affecting their choices. Early entrance polls conducted for... Read More

Buttigieg Grabs Slight Lead in Final Iowa Caucus Poll
Opinion Polls
Buttigieg Grabs Slight Lead in Final Iowa Caucus Poll
2020-02-03 17:55:24
by Dan McCue

Former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg held a slight lead in a last-minute poll of Iowa Democrats, released by Focus of Rural America. In a poll conducted for the Democratic group last week by David Binder Research, Buttigieg, who... Read More

On Eve of The Iowa Caucuses, Democrats Play to Voter Nostalgia and Fatigue
2020 Elections
On Eve of The Iowa Caucuses, Democrats Play to Voter Nostalgia and Fatigue

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidates hopscotched across the state Sunday in their final day of campaigning before the Iowa caucuses, as jittery anticipation of the start of voting mixed with a bittersweet sense of the long buildup coming... Read More

Iowa Caucuses Still Up for Grabs, Monmouth Poll Shows
2020 Elections
Iowa Caucuses Still Up for Grabs, Monmouth Poll Shows

WASHINGTON — Iowa remains up for grabs with nearly half of voters saying they could change their mind five days before the Feb. 3 caucuses, according to a Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. The poll of likely Democratic caucusgoers found... Read More

Impeachment Sidelining Senators While Biden, Buttigieg and Yang Blanket Iowa, Bloomberg Focuses on Texas
2020 Elections
Impeachment Sidelining Senators While Biden, Buttigieg and Yang Blanket Iowa, Bloomberg Focuses on Texas
2020-01-28 19:14:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- In most presidential election years, being a sitting U.S. Senator might be considered an advantage a week ahead of the Iowa Caucuses. Not in 2020, however. Not by a long shot. That's due to the ongoing impeachment trial... Read More

Buttigieg Tells Conference America Would Be Better Governed With 'A Mayor's Eye View'
2020 Elections
Buttigieg Tells Conference America Would Be Better Governed With 'A Mayor's Eye View'
2020-01-24 16:43:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A year to the day after ushering reporters into a windowless conference room at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting here to announce his seemingly unlikely bid for the White House, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg returned... Read More

Democratic Debate Delves Into Sexism in Politics, Testing the Warren-Sanders Alliance
2020 Elections
Democratic Debate Delves Into Sexism in Politics, Testing the Warren-Sanders Alliance

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidates covered familiar ground on health care and foreign policy in their final debate before the crucial Iowa caucuses, but they found themselves on more charged territory as they discussed whether a woman could... Read More

Pete Buttigieg Raises $24.7 Million During 4th Quarter
2020 Elections
Pete Buttigieg Raises $24.7 Million During 4th Quarter

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's campaign says he raised more than $24.7 million in the last three months and now has a campaign staff of 500 people nationwide, a show of financial and organizational strength heading into the... Read More

Democratic Debate Ends With Clashes Over Race and Political Leadership
2020 Elections
Democratic Debate Ends With Clashes Over Race and Political Leadership

ATLANTA — Democratic presidential hopefuls clashed on the debate stage Wednesday night over issues of race and political leadership as front-runners were challenged on their ability to rebuild the diverse coalition that elected President Barack Obama. As the race for... Read More

Klobuchar Vies With Surging Buttigieg for Iowa Moderates
2020 Elections
Klobuchar Vies With Surging Buttigieg for Iowa Moderates

There’s a Midwestern Democrat running for president who’s surging in Iowa right now with a plain-spoken appeal and a moderate message of inclusion. Unfortunately for Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar, that candidate is Indiana’s Pete Buttigieg. The mayor of South Bend shot... Read More

Can Pete Buttigieg Position Himself as the Sensible Alternative to Biden and Warren?
2020 Elections
Can Pete Buttigieg Position Himself as the Sensible Alternative to Biden and Warren?

LEBANON, N.H. — As other presidential candidates promise free health care, college debt relief and sweeping new taxes on the ultra-rich, Pete Buttigieg is drawing large crowds with a different angle. “This will be a presidency where you can turn... Read More

Buttigieg Jumps to Second in New Iowa State University/Civiqs Poll
Opinion Polls
Buttigieg Jumps to Second in New Iowa State University/Civiqs Poll
2019-10-25 19:40:52
by Dan McCue

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is building momentum in Iowa, according to an Iowa State University/Civiqs poll released this week. The university and Civiqs, an online polling company, surveys the same pool of voters each month in the lead up to the... Read More

Warren, Sanders Top Third-Quarter Fundraising, Biden Comes in Fourth in Money Haul
2020 Elections
Warren, Sanders Top Third-Quarter Fundraising, Biden Comes in Fourth in Money Haul
2019-10-04 20:38:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., raised $24.6 million over the past three months, relying largely on a massive small donor operation. The senator's haul, announced on Friday, is just less than the $25.3 million her chief liberal rival, Vermont... Read More

Majority of  Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders
Immigration
Majority of Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders
2019-09-05 20:49:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - When it comes to opposition talking points, the myth that Democrats advocate for "open borders" is both the most preposterous -- and persistent -- assertion of the still-young 2020 campaign season. Even Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a self-described... Read More

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