Buttigieg plans meeting with Al Sharpton

Buttigieg plans meeting with Al Sharpton
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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegDemocratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations Biden: All-white debate not representative of party, but 'you can't dictate' nominee 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 HarrisYang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations Biden: All-white debate not representative of party, but 'you can't dictate' nominee Delaney to DNC: Open second debate stage for candidates who qualified for past events 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 SandersDemocratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations Biden: All-white debate not representative of party, but 'you can't dictate' nominee MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenArtist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 Democratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations MORE (D-Mass.) and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBloomberg apologizes after critics say his calling Booker 'well spoken' was racist Biden: All-white debate not representative of party, but 'you can't dictate' nominee Booker unveils legislation for federal bill to ban discrimination against natural hair MORE (D-N.J.), spoke at an event for Sharpton's group, the National Action Network, earlier this month.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Democratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations 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.