South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg formally announced his presidential bid Sunday night in South Bend, Indiana.
In a highly attended and stirring speech, Buttigieg — who initially appeared alongside his husband, Chasten — told the crowd that the "horror show" in Washington, D.C., has to end.
I am a proud son of South Bend, Indiana, and I am running for president of the United States."
"The horror show in Washington," the 37-year-old added, "is mesmerizing, all-consuming.
Buttigieg touted his experience as South Bend's mayor as well as his time as a combat soldier in Afghanistan during the announcement and delivered the remarks at Studebaker Building 84.