Buttigieg: I’m ‘conscious’ of lack of diversity at events


South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Monday in New York that he is aware of the lack of diversity at some of his presidential campaign events, including the fundraiser he was headlining, adding that he was “very intent” on fixing it.

The question from a voter gets to a key question about the Buttigieg campaign: Can the South Bend mayor win over African-American voters who make up a key — if not the key — demographic in the Democratic primary?

“I could talk ’til I’m blue in the face how about how important it is that our campaign, our base of supporters and future administration reflect this country,” Buttigieg said in response to a question about the “crowd … lacking in diversity.”

“The honest answer to that question is I need your help. I need your help reaching out to anybody that could benefit from a more inclusive and more hopeful politics. And that is something that has no color.” (read more)

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