MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential contest and the New Hampshire primary (all times local):
Pete Buttigieg says he’s feeling “very good” about his prospects in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.
The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor is riding a wave as a centrist front-runner following last week’s Iowa caucuses. He essentially tied with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the self-described democratic socialist.
Buttigieg concedes that he’s up against “some neighborhood competition” in Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. But he says he has good momentum and he’s “going to have a great show.”
Asked about his struggle for support among African Americans, Buttigieg told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, “No one is feeling the pain of living in this administration” more than voters of color. Buttigieg says he’s reaching out to voters of color. He says he believes many of them “are taking a second look at candidates” now that the field has been whittled down from more than 20.
Buttigieg says he still has to pinch himself about his performance as just one of those presidential hopefuls. He says just a year and a half ago he was driving his Chevy to work.