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Pete Buttigieg officially announces 2020 bid in stirring speech, brings in $1 million in fundraising in the hours following announcement

Pete Buttigieg officially announces 2020 bid in stirring speech, brings in $1 million in fundraising in the hours following announcement

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.

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