Buttigieg PAC rolls out slate of endorsements

Buttigieg PAC rolls out slate of endorsements
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Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDemocratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights Democrats debate Biden effort to expand map against Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems, GOP dig in on police reform ahead of House vote 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 HurdKaren Bass's star rises after leading police reform push The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - States are pausing reopening Democrats release bilingual ads on police reform bill 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 GrahamTrump second-term plans remain a mystery to GOP Russian bounties revive Trump-GOP foreign policy divide Jaime Harrison seeks to convince Democrats he can take down Lindsey Graham MORE and Cal Cunningham, the Democrat running against Republican Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisACLU calls on Congress to approve COVID-19 testing for immigrants Poll: Biden, Trump locked in neck-and-neck battle for North Carolina GOP senator: Russia should be labeled state sponsor of terrorism if intelligence is accurate 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 BidenTrump second-term plans remain a mystery to GOP Susan Rice: Trump picks Putin over troops 'even when it comes to the blood of American service members' Does Donald Trump even want a second term? MORE, who is now the presumptive Democratic nominee. Buttigieg virtually tied with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Unhappy voters could deliver political shocks beyond Trump Democratic senator will introduce bill mandating social distancing on flights after flying on packed plane Neil Young opposes use of his music at Trump Mount Rushmore event: 'I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux' MORE (I-Vt.) in the Iowa caucuses.