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Buttigieg Pulls Out Of US Presidential Race

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The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg has pulled out from the US Presidential race.

Naija News learnt that Buttigieg pulled out due to a disappointing outing and polls in South Carolina, where he ended up fourth with 8.2% of the vote and without winning any delegate.

The once-obscure mayor had started well by snatching Iowa from Bernie Sanders and also coming second in New Hampshire in the democratic race.

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Buttigieg had sought to unite Democrats, independents and moderate Republican voters. But he finished a distant third in Nevada and fourth in South Carolina.

His announcement shook up the Democratic contest to pick a candidate to take on Republican President Donald Trump in November’s election.

Speaking on why he dropped his presidential ambition and berating sander approach,  The first openly gay candidate, said Sanders’ approach was not the right way to defeat President Donald Trump in November.

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“We need leadership to heal a divided nation, not drive us further apart,” Buttigieg said. “We need a broad-based agenda that can truly deliver for the American people, not one that gets lost in ideology.”

His departure leaves six contenders in the Democratic presidential race, which once had more than 20 candidates. An adviser told Reuters that Buttigieg was dropping out to avoid helping the odds of front-runner Bernie Sanders, a senator from Vermont and self-described democratic socialist.

Here is Pete’s Tweet announcing is intention to step down below

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