Buttigieg casts ballot in race to replace him as mayor

Buttigieg casts ballot in race to replace him as mayor
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Democratic presidential contender Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Bloomberg hits Sanders supporters in new ad MORE cast his ballot in the race to replace him as the mayor of South Bend, Ind., on Tuesday. 

“We just know that there's still a lot of inequality and a lot of places where opportunity hasn't reached,” Buttigieg said at his polling place in South Bend, according to the city's NBC affiliate WNDU.

“I would think, of course, the new mayor's got to set their priorities but I think, from a community perspective, that's going to be really important," he continued.

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Buttigieg has endorsed his former chief of staff James Mueller in the race against Republican Sean Haas in February. 

The midwestern city has not had a Republican mayor since 1967. 

Buttigieg announced last November that he would not be seeking a third term as mayor, months before launching his presidential campaign. 

The mayor has gained traction in recent polls in the 2020 race, finding himself in the race's top tier, along with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Bloomberg hits Sanders supporters in new ad MORE and Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Budget hawks frustrated by 2020 politics in entitlement reform fight MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Bloomberg hits Sanders supporters in new ad MORE (I-Vt.).