Buttigieg, the first openly gay candidate to seriously contend for the presidency

Pete Butegieg: Buttigieg, the first openly gay candidate to seriously contend for the presidency

Butegieg ending his presidential campaign

Pete Butegieg, who rose from being a small-town Midwestern mayor to a barrier-breaking, top-tier candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, is ending his campaign.

Three people with knowledge of Buttigieg’s decision told The Associated Press he began informing campaign staff on Sunday. They were not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity.

Comments Twitter: I see Biden feeling the need to have diversity in the Veepstakes apart from LGBT. Not sure exactly who, but I have a few ideas. Namely, a fellow candidate who didn’t go out of their way to run down Joe early on.

@PeteButtigieg was my first choice for the Democratic nomination, but that he was able to put the country first again means that he is a hero and patriot and, if we’re lucky, will be able to serve us as a country in the future. As always, #MayorPete, thank you for your service.

Next democratic debate

What a ride! Pete’s suspension of his campaign to put this country over his ambitions proves I backed the right candidate! You have changed me @PeteButtigieg and for that I am forever grateful! Whenever/whatever the next adventure I will be your biggest supporter! #Buttigieg

I think we should remember the success of the first openly gay candidate to run for president. You may not think it’s a big deal, but it truly was historic. Thank you, @PeteButtigieg

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