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That Pete Buttigieg MSNBC townhall will be at Fresno State. Tickets are already gone

‘I believe in the freedom to’: Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg outlines his values

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., visited a crowd of hundreds Saturday at Clinton College in Rock Hill. Buttigieg said he is focusing on freedom, democracy and security.
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Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., visited a crowd of hundreds Saturday at Clinton College in Rock Hill. Buttigieg said he is focusing on freedom, democracy and security.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story reported Pete Buttigieg is the first openly gay major party candidate to run for president. Republican Fred Karger ran for president in 2012.

Official details have been announced for Pete Buttigieg’s televised town hall – one of the first such meetings for the 37-year old Democratic presidential candidate.

The event starts at 3:30 p.m. June 3 inside the Dennis and Cheryl Woods Theatre at Fresno State. It will be hosted by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and air live, starting at 4 p.m. Tickets for the event were free and were gone within an hour of being announced.



For those who registered, doors open at 2:30 p.m. and close promptly at 3:30 p.m. Guests must remain on site for the duration of the taping. Seating is first-come, first-served.

No promotional or political affiliation displays or clothing will be permitted.

Buttigieg (pronounced Boot-edge-edge) is one of more than 20 Democrats running to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020 and the second candidate to stop through Fresno. Julian Castro visited Fresno earlier this month.

The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Buttigieg has made headlines for being one of the first openly gay people to make a serious bid for the presidency. He would be the first openly gay candidate to win a major party nomination.

He’s also a millenial and much younger than the other known Democratic candidates, notably 76-year-old Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, who is 77.

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