“Season for Boldness”
Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old Democratic gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana announced this morning he was launching a presidential exploration committee. In an email, the two term Mayor told his supporters “this is a season for boldness”
Bold may be the operative word. As Buttigieg will join 52 year old New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand and 69 year old Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Officially Running: 44 year old Mayor of San Antonio Texas, Julian Castro, Former member of the House representing Maryland’s 6th District, 55 year old John Delaney, Congresswoman from Hawaii, 37 year old Tulsi Gabbard, Senator, 54 year old Senator from California Kamala Harris and Richard Ojeda 48 year old former State Senator from West Virginia.
Younger and More Diverse
In 2015 the average age of the Presidential Candidates was 63, the average age of the eight candidates is 49. Four Women including one Black woman, one Latino and one member of the LGBTQ community seem to be remnants from the mid term blue wave
As many as 10 other Democrats may enter the race before the filing window closes .
Currently, Mayor Buttigieg is a long shot. However .so was a little known Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama.
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