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Buttigieg PAC rolls out slate of endorsements

Buttigieg PAC rolls out slate of endorsements
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Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegWhat a Biden administration should look like Conservative operatives Wohl, Burkman charged in Ohio over false robocalls LGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress MORE’s new political action committee rolled out a slate of endorsements Wednesday focusing on local elected positions.  

The former South Bend, Ind., mayor's PAC dubbed “Win the Era,” a nod to a phrase often used during the former mayor's campaign, was unveiled in April and was said to focus on electing down-ballot Democrats. 

“It’s not enough for us to just replace the current president - we must do away with the cruelty and division that have defined the Trump era, and elect leaders at every level of government who will build a nation where every American feels a sense of belonging in our future," Buttigieg said in a statement.

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Buttigieg backed Richmond, Va., Mayor Levar Stoney for his reelection bid and Christine Hunschofsky, the mayor of Parkland, Fla., who led the town through its 2018 school shooting and is running for a seat in the Florida House.

The PAC’s endorsements include those running in House races, such as Gina Ortiz Jones (D-Texas), an Air Force veteran running to replace Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdDemocrats seek wave to bolster House majority Trump predicts GOP will win the House Changing suburbs threaten GOP hold on Texas MORE (R-Texas), who announced his retirement last year, in Texas’s 23rd Congressional District. Jones lost to Hurd by less than 1,000 votes in 2018.

The endorsements included two Democratic Senate challengers: Jaime Harrison, a South Carolina Democrat running to unseat Republican Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamLate donor surges push election spending projections to new heights Pence seeks to lift GOP in battle for Senate Wall Street backed Biden campaign with million in 2020 cycle: report MORE and Cal Cunningham, the Democrat running against Republican Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisLate donor surges push election spending projections to new heights Pence seeks to lift GOP in battle for Senate Nearly 47 percent of all North Carolina registered voters have already cast their ballots MORE in North Carolina.

Buttigieg dropped out of the presidential race in March, days before Super Tuesday as the party’s moderate wing consolidated behind former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadline Overnight Defense: Trump campaign's use of military helicopter raises ethics concerns | Air Force jets intercept aircraft over Trump rally | Senators introduce bill to expand visa screenings MORE, who is now the presumptive Democratic nominee. Buttigieg virtually tied with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOcasio-Cortez says she doesn't plan on 'staying in the House forever' What a Biden administration should look like Ocasio-Cortez: 'Trump is the racist visionary, but McConnell gets the job done' MORE (I-Vt.) in the Iowa caucuses.