Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, visited Greenville Saturday as he considers a run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. He gathered with a crowd of about 200 at the Greenville County Democrats Monthly Breakfast at a home near Woodruff Road.
Asked about when he would formally announce as a candidate, Buttigieg talked about his exploratory committee.
"When we first set up the committee, we wanted to test certain things: do we have the resonance we should; are we getting the fundraising, volunteers; does the message hit home in different parts of the country. Now I've seen so many indicators in the same direction. It's really a question of how to mount a good launch. It's something you can only do once, but we won't do it until we're ready. I think it won't be much longer."https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/2019/03/23/pete-buttigieg-hopes-america-ready-gay-president/3234541002/