Buttigieg jokes about getting Pence's vote: 'There's hope for everybody'

Buttigieg jokes about getting Pence's vote: 'There's hope for everybody'
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South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegVolatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties British Bookmaker: Warren has replaced Biden as Democratic primary favorite The Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape MORE joked about getting Vice President Pence's vote on Monday, effectively continuing the feud between the two Indiana politicians. 

Buttigieg, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, made the comments at an MSNBC town hall with Chris Matthew in Fresno, California.

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“Let’s talk about people, not like Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceFive years after Yazidi genocide, US warns ISIS is rebounding Log Cabin Republicans endorse Trump Pence to travel to United Kingdom, Ireland and Iceland in September MORE who are never going to vote for you for all kinds of reasons, partisan and other ones,” Matthews said. 

“Hey, there’s hope for everybody,” Buttigieg responded to laughter and applause.

Buttigieg and Pence, who previously served as the governor of Indiana, have traded barbs of the vice president's religious beliefs on homosexuality. 

Buttigieg accused the vice president of holding his sexuality against him due to Pence's conservative Christian beliefs about homosexuality.

Pence later responded saying that Buttigieg knows he does not have a problem with him. 

"You know, I've known Mayor Pete for many years. We worked closely together when I was governor," Pence said in an interview. 

"I considered him a friend," Pence added. "He knows I don't have a problem with him."