South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D)

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Former Vice President Joe Biden has been pushed out first place in the presidential race in Iowa by South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.  According to the new Monmouth University Poll out today, Mayor Pete leads the Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa, ahead of the state’s first in the nation caucuses in February.  


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South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is outpacing the other Democratic Presidential candidates in Iowa, according to a  new Monmouth Poll out today.

Buttigieg garnered 22% support, former Vice President Joe Biden (19%) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (18%). Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders also made gains from Monmouth's August poll, but with 13%, fell outside of the top three status in Iowa. 

Buttigieg is up 14 percentage points since August, according to a new Monmouth Poll of likely caucus-goers. 

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOOT-edge-edge) says the Trump administration knows the pain it’s causing Americans by delaying some tariffs in an escalating trade war with China. The mayor of South Bend Indiana made the comments to reporters today after speaking at the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair.

Today on The Exchange, we recap a massive Saturday in the Park Celebration on July 6.  Sheila Brummer talks with several folks at the event and some of the performers as well.

We hear from two of the more well known Democratic Presidential candidates who visited Siouxland last week- South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California US Senator Kamala Harris.

There is a Native American Presidential Candidate Forum scheduled for August 19-20 in Sioux City.  We talk with one of the planners.

Five hundred people crowded into the Sioux City North High gymnasium yesterday evening to hear from Democratic Presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttegieg.  In the unairconditioned gym the crowd listened and applauded Buttegieg’s call for what he called “A New Call to Service.” Buttegieg said the program included opportunities for young people.  

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Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan stopped in Sioux City this morning in his quest to win the Democratic presidential nomination.

He talked about his major plan to get back to fundamentals and improve the quality of life for young people in the country.

“What do we have to do in the United States to be competitive, to lift people up to rebuild the middle class?   Invest in our people to make sure that every one of our citizens is on the field healthy, educated, creative, resilient and ready to go out and help us win the future.”