Openly gay South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced that he will not run for a third term in 2019, fueling further speculation that he plans a presidential run.
Previously, Buttigieg ( pronounced "boota-jidge" ) launched a campaign to chair the Democratic National Committee, but he eventually withdrew once he realized he would not have the backing of most committee members, CNN.com reported. He has also traveled to Iowa and started a political action committee.
During the announcement, Buttigieg also mentioned his accomplishments as mayor, including the creation of "thousands of new jobs" and the launch of a 311 call center.
The CNN.com article is at www.cnn.com/2018/12/17/politics/pete-buttigieg-re-election-2020-presidential-race/index.html .