South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg has been endorsed for president by three Michigan mayors: Rosalynn Bliss of Grand Rapids, Jim Carruthers of Traverse City and Beth Bashert of Ypsilanti.
Buttigieg rolled out a list of more than 50 mayoral endorsements early Wednesday. They also wrote an op-ed in USA Today, writing, “We have watched Mayor Pete over the last eight years as his steady and inspired leadership has revitalized his city.”
As the Advance previously reported, Buttigieg had more itemized campaign contributions from Michigan donors in the second quarter of 2019 than any other Democratic candidate. He raised about $230,000 in the state before June 30. He’s raised about $32 million nationally, making him the No. 3 recipient of campaign contributions among Democratic presidential candidates.