Buttigieg plans meeting with Al Sharpton

Buttigieg plans meeting with Al Sharpton
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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegTrump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage Sanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption Biden praises Buttigieg for criticizing GOP attacks: 'That's a good man' MORE (D) is set to meet with Rev. Al Sharpton in New York City on Monday as Democratic presidential hopefuls continue to engage the civil rights activist.

Buttigieg and Sharpton are slated to meet at Sylvia's, a soul food restaurant in Harlem, where Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRepublicans wrestle with impeachment strategy Klobuchar takes shots at health and education plans supported by Sanders and Warren Kamala Harris to Trump Jr.: 'You wouldn't know a joke if one raised you' MORE (D-Calif.) dined with Sharpton earlier this year.

The meeting comes as Buttigieg, who has been surging in polling in recent months, steps up his outreach to African American voters.

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The mayor and several other 2020 presidential hopefuls, including Harris, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders wishes Ocasio-Cortez happy birthday Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Sanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption Biden praises Buttigieg for criticizing GOP attacks: 'That's a good man' Warren enters crucial debate with big momentum MORE (D-Mass.) and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRepublicans wrestle with impeachment strategy O'Rourke campaign says path to victory hinges on top 5 finishes in Iowa, Nevada O'Rourke raises .5 million in third quarter MORE (D-N.J.), spoke at an event for Sharpton's group, the National Action Network, earlier this month.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage Schiff: Whistleblower testimony might not be necessary Trump warns Democrats will lose House seats over impeachment MORE did not attend that event but spoke at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event organized by Sharpton in Washington. Biden became the latest Democrat to launch his White House bid when he formally jumped into the race on Thursday.