NewsPublic Affairs / November 30, 2018

Buttigieg To Decide On Political Plan By Year's End

Buttigieg To Decide On Political Plan By Year's End

In a Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 photo, Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., addresses the Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting in Atlanta.

AP Photo/Alex Sanz

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana mayor who has been selected to speak at an Iowa political event alongside potential 2020 presidential candidates says he won't reveal his political plans until the end of the year.

The South Bend Tribune reports that liberal political group Progress Iowa announced Thursday that South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will speak at its annual holiday party in Des Moines on Dec. 20.

Buttigieg said Thursday that he'll decide by the end of the year if he'll run for president in 2020. He says he's in talks with several people in the community.

Buttigieg must decide early next year whether to seek a third term as mayor. The filing period for Indiana candidates running in the 2019 municipal primary elections is Jan. 9 through Feb. 8.

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