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Are you having fun campaigning?

What is the biggest regret in your professional life?

Was the book part of the campaign?

What should Democrats learn from the Trump campaign in 2016?

How do you beat Trump?

What's your experience and sense of the New Hampshire voter?

How did the first weekend campaigning in Iowa go?

Wouldn't doing away with the Electoral College hurt a state like New Hampshire?

Do you ever wonder why your success in this race came early?

Are you concerned about peaking early?

How do you respond to the idea that people might consider the Douglass Plan pandering?

How do you improve your poll numbers with Black voters?

How much do you think about how much to make your LGBTQ identity part of your campaign?

Are you running for Vice President, if you don't win?

Have you been surprised by your popularity?

What is the coolest thing that has happened to you campaigning?

Pete gives closing remarks at Fox Town Hall.

Pete announces that he is running for president of the United States.

Pete reflects about what he would tell to his teenage self if he could go into the past.

Pete explains how he will model service in his campaign.

Are you walking the talk with unionization in how you pay your campaign workers and whether you negotiate with them as a union?

Does having more than 20 democrats in the race for president hurt all of you?

What was the moment that you decided to enter the presidential race?

You are doing really well so far. Is this what you planned or are you surprising yourself?

How do you scale up your campaign to the national level?

Are you going to have kids?

Whats the disconnect between the money you've raised and your early popularity in polls?

What are you doing or planning to do to better reach minority voters?

You are polling low in communities of color. How do you break through to them, especially compared to your competitors?

How are you going to bring the message of what you've done in South Bend to the Black voter community in South Carolina?

How hard a decision was it to decide to run for President?

Have you thought about how being the first gay President would fit into the history of civil rights?

Was your husband supportive of you running for president?

Mayor Pete reads a passage from his book about seeking a personal life.

In your personal life, what is the hardest thing that you ever faced?

How do you break the "you are either with us or against us" mentality on the left?

Why aren't you focused on local and state races? Why are you running for President?

Tell us about your decision to come out as gay.

When did you realize you were gay?

What's the story of your first date with Chasten?

How did you know you were accepted by Chasten's family?

Do you believe that being the first LGBT candidate will be an asset or hurt you in the race?

Pete thanks everyone

In what ways would your candidacy affect the lives of LGBTQ people in America?

How much do you think about how much to make your LGBTQ identity part of your campaign?

When you and Chasten kick back, do you have a guilty pleasure?

Pete thanks his family at his campaign announcement event.

Pete explains why all politics is personal.

We've had First Ladies. If you're elected President, what would Chasten be?

What was the moment that you decided to enter the presidential race?

What grounds you?

Are you going to have kids?

How do you think your life would have been different if you had come out sooner?

Chris Wallace gives a closer look at Pete's life and career at Fox News Town Hall.

How does it make you feel to be on the cover of a national magazine, held up as a model?

If you were to win, what is the first thing you will do as President?

On climate change, what is your reaction to the Green New Deal?

Do you have political concern about the Green New Deal in red states?

Mayor Pete reads a passage from his book about how South Bend's story translates to America as whole.

How does your age and perspective set you apart and help you in this field of candidates?

How would you approach trying to reverse the assault on science?

As president what would you do to combat suburban sprawl and auto dependency, as it relates to climate change?

Can you give a big picture of how you plan to address climate change?

Explain your belief that the Green New Deal is "more of a goal than a plan."

What do you think of the proposition that we should be carbon-free by 2030? Is that unrealistic?

What does "intergenerational justice" mean?

How can this country afford and adjust to the Green New Deal in such a short amount of time?

What climate change proposals are you making?

What is a crisis or emergency that you have faced as Mayor that can prepare you for higher office?

How would you deal with climate change?

Are there federal policies you look at and think that we're really getting the balance of efficiency versus morality wrong?

What is your definition of a national emergency?

What are your views on the Green New Deal?

Why a millennial for the nominee?

What is your position on Trump's national emergency for his wall and would you ever use that power to act on something like climate change?

What are your thoughts on fusion energy?

Why are you running for President?

Pete discusses his approach as the Democratic nominee against Trump.

Pete delivers his closing statement at the second Democratic primary debate on CNN.

What do you think are the most important policy priorities in terms of climate?

What would you say are the three most important issues going into the 2020 election?

If you win this election, what are the policies you would implement in the first 90 days?

How can we move the conversation in America to finding realistic solutions to climate change?

How do you make your proposed changes and heal the pain that's happened in the country?

"The middle of the country can be a huge part of the solution to climate change."

Does the country need generational change among Democratic leaders?

What is the first issue as president you're going to tackle?

Pete explains why climate change is a security issue.

Pete proposes a Community Health Corps, an Intergenerational Service Corps, and a Climate Corps as part of his national service plan.

What specific legislative action do you plan to take to tackle climate change?

Why are you running for president and why do you think you'd be the best person for the job?

You've said you support the framework of a Green New Deal. How do you respond to the criticism that it will cause companies and jobs to go overseas?

Is a carbon fee part of how you would fund the research and development necessary to combat climate change?

Do you think that Joe Biden's time is up?

How does something like the idea of national service get off of the drawing board when we are wired as a country to reject the raising of expectations or mandates?

How are we going to encourage preventative action to mitigate climate change instead of continuing to spend money dealing with the aftermath of extreme weather events?

How will your climate plan help farmers impacted by climate change in the Midwest?

As the youngest candidate, what sets you apart and what do you think has been unfair criticism of millennials?

How do you sell some of these big ideas to people who aren't as liberal?

What are your plans to mitigate climate change?

What are your views on foreign policy, like the Iran Deal and the Paris Accord?

Pete lays out what the tasks for the next president will be in American foreign policy.

Pete explains why climate change presents a national security risk.

Pete briefly summarizes his approach to combatting climate change at home.

Pete explains how we can build a framework for climate diplomacy.

Pete gives his closing statement at the NBC News Debate.

What do you think the big picture of the future of the American economy is?

I appreciated the letter you wrote to the Muslims in South Bend after the New Zealand attack. Did the city appreciate that?

What can we do prevent another Ferguson and help bridge racial divides in communities that don't want to address it?

What priority do you place the diminishing sense of community on the list of problems we have to address in this country?

How has the opioid crisis affected South Bend?

How has the opioid crisis affected South Bend?

How do you turn automation & artificial intelligence into forces for economic good?

How would you address forgotten communities nationally?

Were you surprised that you ended up back in South Bend?

What's sexier about being mayor of South Bend than people realize?

As POTUS, how would you set a national arts policy?

How can we work with things like telecommuting so that people can work in the communities that they live?

How do we avert an unemployment crisis and prepare people for the changes we will face from job automation?

How will you ensure veterans can effectively transition from service to civilian life without needing government aid?

How will your national service plan build off of existing local infrastructure and how will you make it accessible to all who want to serve?

How can Americans trust that you can get it done on racial issues?

How do we deal with the issue of losing local tax revenue because the internet allows people to buy things from anywhere?

Pete lays out how we must take care of our veterans.

What do you think about the electoral college?

What is your Middle Eastern policy with regards to the Iran deal and Israel/Palestine relations?

What are your thoughts on the politicization of the judicial system?

What reform do you think is needed most badly for American capitalism?

Who are the people you think of when you think of Afghanistan?

As a follow-up, how do you ensure the tradition of retail politics continues without the Electoral College?

How do Democrats get back to the middle ground and work for the American people?

How would you go about implementing the changes you'd like to make to our democracy?

What is your position on statehood for Puerto Rico?

Is partisanship a threat to democracy?

What's your Democratic bumper sticker?

Pete gives his bumper sticker message: Freedom, Democracy, Security

Pete on what we need to do to strengthen our democracy

Pete introduces himself to voters at the Dublin City Pub

What are your thoughts about ways to return democracy to people like those of us in this room, and how do you intend to fund your own campaign?

Wouldn't doing away with the Electoral College hurt a state like New Hampshire?

What would you say are the three most important issues going into the 2020 election?

Explain your your proposed bold reforms of the system and of the Supreme Court.

What is the first issue as president you're going to tackle?

Pete talks about reforming our democracy.

Pete explains why and how we must fix our democracy.

What did you mean specifically when you said the first thing you'd do is fix our democracy?

What is your plan for people of color as president of the United States?

In an America where Donald Trump is upsetting the norms of our country, it feels both important and precarious to enact bold structural reforms like those you've proposed. What are your thoughts?

How would you cooperate with countries that view homosexuality as a sin and a crime punishable by death?

Pete discusses the hopeful developments in world politics that have happened in modern times.

Pete explains how the future of American foreign policy can meet the challenges and opportunities in world politics in the 21st century.

Pete explains why one pillar of American foreign policy must be to defend and promote American values.

Pete lays out his foreign policy approach to Latin America.

Pete explains why investment in our democracy and shared prosperity at home is critical to our success in relation to China.

If you were to win, what is the first thing you will do as President?

What do you think about the electoral college?

You talk about expanding the court from nine justices to fifteen. Explain.

Is a lesson of the current administration that we need someone in the White House that has experience in Washington?

Would you support overturning Citizens United?

How would you go about implementing the changes you'd like to make to our democracy?

What is your position on statehood for Puerto Rico?

Pete discusses the reforms needed to fix our democracy.

Wouldn't doing away with the Electoral College hurt a state like New Hampshire?

Wouldn't doing away with the Electoral College hurt a state like New Hampshire?

What would you say are the three most important issues going into the 2020 election?

If you win this election, what are the policies you would implement in the first 90 days?

You've been very vocal about the decaying electoral college. What would you do to fix the democratic process in America?

How do you appeal to people who voted for Trump to "burn the house down"?

Explain your your proposed bold reforms of the system and of the Supreme Court.

Explain your your proposed bold reforms of the system and of the Supreme Court.

What is the first issue as president you're going to tackle?

Pete talks about reforming our democracy.

Pete explains why and how we must fix our democracy.

Can you speak a little more on the Electoral College and your justification for completely eliminating it versus modifying it?

How do you respond to the criticisms about changing the Supreme Court?

What did you mean specifically when you said the first thing you'd do is fix our democracy?

What is your plan for people of color as president of the United States?

In an America where Donald Trump is upsetting the norms of our country, it feels both important and precarious to enact bold structural reforms like those you've proposed. What are your thoughts?

How does something like the idea of national service get off of the drawing board when we are wired as a country to reject the raising of expectations or mandates?

What would your day 1 be as president?

Pete lays out the structural reforms that can revitalize our democracy at home to help restore our legitimacy abroad.

Can you speak about our problems with class and color in this country?

As a woman, why vote for Pete over the well qualified female candidates?

How will you navigate running as a white man in the Democratic primary?

What about South Bend is a "model for America's future"?

How do you respond to scrutiny around the issue of race?

Why don't you think it will be a problem that you are gay?

Do you feel like you have to modulate how "gay" you present in your campaign because of how people might see you?

In a party that values diversity, how will your policies stand out?

If you're President, how do you make sure people have equal opportunity in the workplace no matter how old they are?

What is the plan to increase diversity on the South Bend police force?

Do you think that Joe Biden's time is up?

What exactly is the struggle with recruiting diverse police officers?

If elected President how would you construct the racial makeup of your cabinet and staff?

What have you learned in running for president about identity and diversity?

What does "I couldn't get it done" mean in your primary debate answer about the South Bend Police?

What's on the secret tapes regarding the demotion of South Bend's Black police chief?

What are you doing or planning to do to better reach minority voters?

Do you think you're benefitting from white male privilege?

Pete gives examples of how we can model American values at home in order to advance them around the world.

How are you going to bring the message of what you've done in South Bend to the Black voter community in South Carolina?

On climate change, what is your reaction to the Green New Deal?

What do you think the big picture of the future of the American economy is?

How scalable are the issues you deal with as a Mayor to those needed as President?

How do you plan to reach out to midwestern voters who voted for Trump?

How would you rebuild the middle class and how do you ensure that no one in America is living in extreme poverty?

How do you say to people that you have a better answer than Trump?

Let's talk about your record in South Bend.

How can this country afford and adjust to the Green New Deal in such a short amount of time?

What is the relationship between fairness and growth?

What are your views on the Green New Deal?

Why are you running for President?

What is your plan for retraining workers whose jobs are at risk?

Pete delivers his closing statement at the second Democratic primary debate on CNN.

Are concerned that the economy may not be as robust as it seems?

Whats the most important thing to do to protect our future economy?

What would you say are the three most important issues going into the 2020 election?

If you win this election, what are the policies you would implement in the first 90 days?

How do we avert an unemployment crisis and prepare people for the changes we will face from job automation?

What advantages and limitations does your age grant you to being the next President?

What important lesson did you learn at a management consulting firm that you'd bring with you to the White House?

Is this going to be an election where the Democrats can win back control, especially in a good economy?

If there is one rule related to tech that you would push for, what would it be?

Would you consider raising the retirement age because younger people are living longer?

Are you proposing a government-run system for housing portable work benefits?

Pete explains why climate change is a security issue.

Why not run for governor of Indiana and then run for president?

Pete introduces the specifics of his economic plan.

What will you do to increase wages for future generations while still maintaining growth in the economy?

How would your administration negotiate trade in a way that brings success for American industry?

What does success look like for the American economy?

If you were to win, what is the first thing you will do as President?

What do you think about the electoral college?

Is a lesson of the current administration that we need someone in the White House that has experience in Washington?

Would you support getting rid of the Electoral College?

Do you think eliminating the Electoral College will cause voter apathy?

As a follow-up, how do you ensure the tradition of retail politics continues without the Electoral College?

Do you support a popular vote over the electoral college?

Why do you want to abolish the electoral college?

Is partisanship a threat to democracy?

Pete on what we need to do to strengthen our democracy

Why is it necessary to make changes to the SCOTUS and Electoral College to protect our democracy?

Giving what you're pushing, do you suggest we call for a Constitutional Convention?

Pete discusses the reforms needed to fix our democracy.

Wouldn't doing away with the Electoral College hurt a state like New Hampshire?

You've been very vocal about the decaying electoral college. What would you do to fix the democratic process in America?

Pete talks about reforming our democracy.

Pete explains why and how we must fix our democracy.

Can you speak a little more on the Electoral College and your justification for completely eliminating it versus modifying it?

What did you mean specifically when you said the first thing you'd do is fix our democracy?

In an America where Donald Trump is upsetting the norms of our country, it feels both important and precarious to enact bold structural reforms like those you've proposed. What are your thoughts?

If you get rid of the electoral college, what are you going to do to make sure smaller population states are still represented?

As the youngest candidate, what sets you apart and what do you think has been unfair criticism of millennials?

What would your day 1 be as president?

Pete lays out the structural reforms that can revitalize our democracy at home to help restore our legitimacy abroad.

How scalable are the issues you deal with as a Mayor to those needed as President?

Why do you want to be President?

Now that Beto O'Rourke is in the race, how do you compete with him as a young person? Do you also think you were "born to run"?

How do you go from mayor to "leader of the free world"?

Do you have the life experience necessary to be President?

What in your experience illustrates the political & people skills needed to get your programs through Congress?

Why do you think you're qualified to go from Mayor to POTUS?

Why would Americans vote for a small town mayor?

What is a crisis or emergency that you have faced as Mayor that can prepare you for higher office?

You’ll go from Mayor to President. That’s a big leap.

Why should we trust a mayor of a smaller city with the reigns of the presidency?

Are you still Mayor of South Bend?

How do you make the leap from Mayor to President?

What about you matches this moment and the presidency?

As someone who's never held statewide office, what makes you feel you're qualified to be president?

Your mayorship is small. How do you imagine you can jump to the presidency?

What's your biggest mistake as Mayor of South Bend?

Chris Wallace introduces Pete Buttigieg at Fox News Town Hall.

How do you overcome relative youth and inexperience against some of your rivals in the Democratic primary?

Why not run for governor of Indiana and then run for president?

Similar to Trump, you do not have experience in state or federal government. If elected, how would you use this to an advantage?

How do you respond to people who say you don't have enough experience?

Why do you think being mayor of a mid-sized city is adequate preparation to be president of the United States?

Which part of your life experience best prepares you for being President?

What makes you think you can do the job of President?

How scalable are the issues you deal with as a Mayor to those needed as President?

How does the Mayor of South Bend make the transition to being President?

Is a lesson of the current administration that we need someone in the White House that has experience in Washington?

How do you go from mayor to "leader of the free world"?

How do you go from mayor to "leader of the free world"?

Why do you think you're qualified to go from Mayor to POTUS?

How can young people play a role in politics?

You’ll go from Mayor to President. That’s a big leap.

Why should we trust a mayor of a smaller city with the reigns of the presidency?

How do you make the leap from Mayor to President?

What about you matches this moment and the presidency?

As someone who's never held statewide office, what makes you feel you're qualified to be president?

As someone who's never held statewide office, what makes you feel you're qualified to be president?

What advantages and limitations does your age grant you to being the next President?

Chris Wallace introduces Pete Buttigieg at Fox News Town Hall.

How do you overcome relative youth and inexperience against some of your rivals in the Democratic primary?

Similar to Trump, you do not have experience in state or federal government. If elected, how would you use this to an advantage?

Why do you think being mayor of a mid-sized city is adequate preparation to be president of the United States?

If you were President what would your policy be with regards to Venezuela?

What is your Middle Eastern policy with regards to the Iran deal and Israel/Palestine relations?

Do you have a position on the bipartisan legislation to criminalize support for the BDS movement?

What would your policy be in Afghanistan?

What's your time frame for removing all the troops from Afghanistan? Syria?

Do you support getting troops off the Korean peninsula?

What’s your foreign policy philosophy?

What do you intend to do with troops in Afghanistan?

What is the best thing for the US to do about the situation in Afghanistan?

Should we do nation building to make it safer in the places where refugees come from?

Pete on a modern framework for security

What are your views on drone warfare?

How would your service in Afghanistan inform your foreign policy?

What should the US be doing with Maduro?

Under what circumstances would you consider the use of military force?

Would you have the US re-enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

What needs to be done to calm tensions in Hong Kong?

What do you make about how President Trump is handling the situation in Hong Kong?

The Trump administration is reportedly planning to withdraw about half of the 14,000 troops in Afghanistan. Do you agree with this approach?

What is your take on the situation in Venezuela and how would you respond if you were President?

As commander-in-chief what will you do differently from President Trump?

As a veteran are you more reticent to use military force? How do you find the line between actually deploying troops versus sending a stern message to our foes?

What is your plan for Afghanistan?

If you become president, do we have troops on the ground in Afghanistan in 2024?

What would "targeted military action" in Syria look like?

What are your personal standards for when to send troops into harm's way?

What would you do as president regarding the situation with Iran?

What would your posture be towards the world leaders who violate human rights?

How would your administration negotiate trade in a way that brings success for American industry?

How would you cooperate with countries that view homosexuality as a sin and a crime punishable by death?

What are your views on foreign policy, like the Iran Deal and the Paris Accord?

How would you stand up against China?

Pete discusses the failures of American foreign policy in the Trump administration.

Pete explains how the future of American foreign policy can meet the challenges and opportunities in world politics in the 21st century.

Pete explains the third pillar of his foreign policy framework: American relationships.

Pete lays out what the tasks for the next president will be in American foreign policy.

Pete explains why the Iran deal was a success and should be rejoined.

Pete explains how we should proceed in North Korea.

Pete explains his foreign policy approach to Russia.

Pete lays out his foreign policy approach to Latin America.

Pete lays out his foreign policy approach to the African continent.

Pete explains why investment in our democracy and shared prosperity at home is critical to our success in relation to China.

Pete explains his foreign policy approach to Saudi Arabia.

Pete explains his foreign policy approach to Israel and Palestine.

Pete explains why and how we should ground American foreign policy in the needs of local communities.

Pete reflects on how his time serving in Afghanistan informed his philosophy on foreign policy.

What is your view on the approach to Iran?

When should the United States send troops overseas?

How would you respond to an act of war from Russia?

What would your approach be in Afghanistan?

What do you think of the trade war and tariff battle with China?

Let's take health care. Where are you on Medicare-For-All?

Do you worry tactically about where the health care debate should start?

What will you do about the growing Alzheimer’s health crisis?

How would you make Medicare and Medicaid solvent and expand Medicaid?

In your personal life, what is the hardest thing that you ever faced?

What will you do to break the cycle of poverty in America?

How does your position on health care differ from other candidates in the race?

Are there federal policies you look at and think that we're really getting the balance of efficiency versus morality wrong?

What are your thoughts on Medicare-For-All and should we eliminate private insurance?

Do you believe we should still have private health insurance in a system that provides universal health care?

Pete on the real meaning of freedom

As POTUS, what would you do to fight Alzheimer's disease in our country?

What is your position on health care?

How do you pay for a public option?

Should the middle class pay higher taxes in exchange for guaranteed healthcare and the elimination of insurance premiums?

What we are going to do about cancer?

Why would your health care plan cover undocumented immigrants?

What changes would you make to America’s health care system to help improve equitable health care access?

Do you believe that there should be any limit to a woman's right to have an abortion?

Do you have your own plan for the opioid crisis?

What are your plans for protecting Social Security and Medicare?

Do you continue with private insurers for supplemental plans like Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D?

As your health care plan is ramping up do you increase Affordable Care Act subsidies?

Is the VA doing enough for mental health? How do you manage mental health issues in the civilian population?

Should the federal government be in the business of manufacturing generic drugs?

How does your health plan deal with the costs of long-term care?

Pete explains why a progressive vision for America enhances our freedom.

Pete explains why all politics is personal.

Pete explains why a progressive agenda secures our freedom.

Would your "Medicare for All Who Want It" plan include restoration of an individual mandate?

Would you leave the Affordable Care Act in tact while you implement your health care plan?

What does your proposal of "Medicare for All Who Want It" mean?

You have less policy on your website right now then some of your competitors. Is that strategic or are you trying to avoid being pinned down on a policy?

As President, and somebody who has been in the military, what are you going to do to fix the VA system?

Do you think America is ready for a gay president?

How do you deal with Trump and his insults, attacks, and tweets?

Would you abolish private health insurance plans in favor of a government run plan?

What is your attitude and action plan for the detained children being held at our southern border?

Will you increase the refugee cap and undo changes made to the qualifications for seeking asylum?

What can you offer a former GOP voter?

What is your stance on immigration? How can we stop family separation?

How do we talk to conservatives in red states who watch Fox News?

How can we communicate the idea that we all come from immigrants?

Should we do nation building to make it safer in the places where refugees come from?

Pete explains why he's a Democrat

Won't decriminalizing crossing the border encourage more illegal immigration?

What makes your rural economic plan better than the President's?

What do you think Ken Cuccinelli is saying with his Statue of Liberty comments?

Why would your health care plan cover undocumented immigrants?

What is the first issue as president you're going to tackle?

Pete gives his vision for American security in the 21st century.

Pete explains why all politics is personal.

Is there something that the federal government can do about population loss in rural America?

If you were president today, how would you address the situation at the US-Mexico border?

How do we change the conversation about immigration away from the narrative that immigrants are dangerous?

What is your response to the humanitarian crisis at the southern U.S. border?

How do you feel about the president's decision to add a citizenship question to the census?

What's your response to the mass immigration raids set to start?

What is your approach to a comprehensive immigration plan?

Should it be a civil offense or a criminal offense to cross the border without documentation?

Pete discusses family separation and the hypocrisy of the religious right.

Pete discusses the failures of American foreign policy in the Trump administration.

Pete gives examples of how we can model American values at home in order to advance them around the world.

Do you have a theory about what happened in Indiana that it moved to the right?

Tell us about your decision to come out as gay.

What are some tough compromises you've had to make being a Democratic mayor in a heavily Republican state?

In what ways would your candidacy affect the lives of LGBTQ people in America?

Are Pence's conservative views on religion and sexuality more in line with Indiana voters than your views?

You've been very vocal about the decaying electoral college. What would you do to fix the democratic process in America?

Let's talk about why being from the middle of the country is something you cite as part of your appeal.

You suggested that the names of some of the things honoring Jefferson should be changed. How far would you carry this?

If you become President, what policies will you put into place to protect every woman's right to have an abortion, regardless of zip code?

How did your experiences with Massachusetts' people and institutions shape you?

What do you think of the idea that an older white man is needed to beat Donald Trump?

Was it hurtful to not come out until you were 33 years old?

What are your views on the right-to-work states and how will you reverse the damage those laws have done and improve the state of labor?

If the state of Indiana allowed it, would you support South Bend becoming a sanctuary city?

How would your administration negotiate trade in a way that brings success for American industry?

Do you think America is ready for a gay president?

Now that Beto O'Rourke is in the race, how do you compete with him as a young person? Do you also think you were "born to run"?

How do you beat Trump in the industrial midwest?

How do you say to people that you have a better answer than Trump?

Do you have the life experience necessary to be President?

How do you apply the progress you made in South Bend with manufacturing on a national level?

Why would Americans vote for a small town mayor?

What is the relationship between fairness and growth?

How would you address forgotten communities nationally?

Who are you? Tell us about yourself.

What is the main message of the book?

What's the hurry in running for President and writing a memoir?

For all of us who don't know you, tell us about yourself.

What makes you the person to beat Trump?

Why a mayor for the nominee?

Why a midwesterner for the nominee?

Why are you running for President?

Why are you running for President?

What about South Bend is a "model for America's future"?

How do you talk about or not talk about Trump?

Pete speaks about growing up in South Bend.

Pete tells the story of the resurgence of South Bend and how it can be a model for America.

Pete talks about why we need to change our focus from the current administration and towards the future of America.

Why are you running for president and why do you think you'd be the best person for the job?

How much of your city's problems are a result of the decline of manufacturing?

Is it a false promise for politicians to say that we can return manufacturing levels to the '60s?

Why not run for governor of Indiana and then run for president?

Do you have expectations about the upcoming release of the redacted Mueller Report?

How do you feel about the president's decision to add a citizenship question to the census?

How would your administration negotiate trade in a way that brings success for American industry?

Who are you?

Why do you think being mayor of a mid-sized city is adequate preparation to be president of the United States?

Have you thought about how being the first gay President would fit into the history of civil rights?

Will you legally recognize a third gender on IDs?

You would be the first openly gay President. Do you see yourself as a trailblazer?

Do you believe that being the first LGBT candidate will be an asset or hurt you in the race?

Do you think a time is coming where we won't ask if a gay man can be president?

What do we do when right-wing and evangelicals hammer you about your sexuality?

What do we do when right-wing and evangelicals hammer you about your sexuality?

Pete explains why he's a Democrat

In what ways would your candidacy affect the lives of LGBTQ people in America?

Do you feel like you have to modulate how "gay" you present in your campaign because of how people might see you?

In a party that values diversity, how will your policies stand out?

Pete explains why a progressive vision for America enhances our freedom.

Were you sure at the time that coming out would cost you your re-election?

Similar to Trump, you do not have experience in state or federal government. If elected, how would you use this to an advantage?

How would you cooperate with countries that view homosexuality as a sin and a crime punishable by death?

Do you think America is ready for a gay president?

How does it make you feel to be on the cover of a national magazine, held up as a model?

What would you say to people who have an issue with the LGBTQ community?

What is your reaction to the idea that despite progress, life remains easier for certain LGBTQ individuals than others?

Have you thought about how being the first gay President would fit into the history of civil rights?

Mayor Pete reads a passage from his book about seeking a personal life.

As a woman, why vote for Pete over the well qualified female candidates?

How do you break the "you are either with us or against us" mentality on the left?

Tell us about your decision to come out as gay.

What is your strategy for overcoming divisive politics?

You would be the first openly gay President. Do you see yourself as a trailblazer?

When did you realize you were gay?

How did you know you were accepted by Chasten's family?

Do you think this country is ready for a gay president?

Do you believe that being the first LGBT candidate will be an asset or hurt you in the race?

Do you think a time is coming where we won't ask if a gay man can be president?

What do we do when right-wing and evangelicals hammer you about your sexuality?

How did you decide to come out?

What is your relationship with Mike Pence now?

In what ways would your candidacy affect the lives of LGBTQ people in America?

How do you respond to the idea that "a gay guy can't get elected president"?

Did you know you were gay when you went into the military under "Don't Ask Don't Tell? How did you make that trade with yourself?

Why don't you think it will be a problem that you are gay?

How much do you think about how much to make your LGBTQ identity part of your campaign?

Do you feel like you have to modulate how "gay" you present in your campaign because of how people might see you?

Are you breaking the mold being a veteran in politics and also a gay Democrat from a town with a major university?

With your background and identity, why did you join the military even with its anti-LGBTQ policies?

Pete explains why all politics is personal.

Pete reflects about what he would tell to his teenage self if he could go into the past.

What have you learned in running for president about identity and diversity?

Why should people who are Black and/or gay feel that you can represent their interests?

Was it hurtful to not come out until you were 33 years old?

Were you sure at the time that coming out would cost you your re-election?

As veterans, we want to continue to serve. How can we do that?

How would you cooperate with countries that view homosexuality as a sin and a crime punishable by death?

How do you think your life would have been different if you had come out sooner?

Do you think America is ready for a gay president?

You seem like you were created in a lab to run for office. What's the catch?

What is one thing you learned today talking to Al Sharpton?

How does it make you feel to be on the cover of a national magazine, held up as a model?

What would you say to people who have an issue with the LGBTQ community?

What is your reaction to the idea that despite progress, life remains easier for certain LGBTQ individuals than others?

Have you thought about how being the first gay President would fit into the history of civil rights?

Will you legally recognize a third gender on IDs?

How do you break the "you are either with us or against us" mentality on the left?

You would be the first openly gay President. Do you see yourself as a trailblazer?

Pete on the real meaning of freedom

Do you believe that being the first LGBT candidate will be an asset or hurt you in the race?

Do you think a time is coming where we won't ask if a gay man can be president?

What do we do when right-wing and evangelicals hammer you about your sexuality?

What can we do for those people who are often overlooked, like homeless people with disabilities?

Pete explains why he's a Democrat

Is transgender bathroom use a real issue?

How did you decide to come out?

What is your relationship with Mike Pence now?

In what ways would your candidacy affect the lives of LGBTQ people in America?

Did you know you were gay when you went into the military under "Don't Ask Don't Tell? How did you make that trade with yourself?

Do you feel like you have to modulate how "gay" you present in your campaign because of how people might see you?

In a party that values diversity, how will your policies stand out?

With your background and identity, why did you join the military even with its anti-LGBTQ policies?

How do we move forward after the Trump administration's repeal of the Obama era's military transgender policy?

Pete explains why a progressive vision for America enhances our freedom.

When did you come to the realization that the issue of race will tear the country apart if it isn't reckoned with?

What have you learned in running for president about identity and diversity?

Why should people who are Black and/or gay feel that you can represent their interests?

How would you cooperate with countries that view homosexuality as a sin and a crime punishable by death?

What is one thing you learned today talking to Al Sharpton?

Pete gives examples of how we can model American values at home in order to advance them around the world.

How does it make you feel to be on the cover of a national magazine, held up as a model?

What would you say to people who have an issue with the LGBTQ community?

What is your reaction to the idea that despite progress, life remains easier for certain LGBTQ individuals than others?

Which part of your life experience best prepares you for being President?

What makes you think you can do the job of President?

Why is your message different than others?

Why do you want to be President?

Early in your time as mayor you dealt with a incident regarding police recordings. What did you learn from that incident that will make you a better executive?

Let's talk about your record in South Bend.

How does the Mayor of South Bend make the transition to being President?

Why do you think you're qualified to go from Mayor to POTUS?

Why do think you can be elected, given that historically America has never elected a mayor to the White House?

Why are you running for President?

What do you mean by "policy and symbolism cannot be decoupled?"

How has South Bend changed you?

Who are you? Tell us about yourself.

What is your definition of a national emergency?

What's the least sexy part of being mayor of South Bend?

Do you run into constituents a lot when you leave the house?

How does being the mayor of South Bend translate to being the President of the United States?

Pete gives opening remarks at Politics & Eggs

Why a mayor for the nominee?

Why are you running for President?

Pete introduces himself to voters at the Dublin City Pub

Why are you rising in the polls?

Are you still Mayor of South Bend?

How do you make the leap from Mayor to President?

What about South Bend is a "model for America's future"?

Tell us about what you did during your time deployed to Afghanistan.

Could you talk about this idea of "intergenerational justice"?

How do you respond to the idea that people might consider the Douglass Plan pandering?

How do you talk about or not talk about Trump?

What kind of technological solutions do you think will become necessary with population growth of the largest cities?

What's your biggest mistake as Mayor of South Bend?

Pete gives closing remarks at Fox Town Hall.

Chris Wallace introduces Pete Buttigieg at Fox News Town Hall.

Are you breaking the mold being a veteran in politics and also a gay Democrat from a town with a major university?

Pete announces that he is running for president of the United States.

Pete explains why his candidacy fits this moment in American history.

Pete reflects about what he would tell to his teenage self if he could go into the past.

Pete speaks about why he is running and why he is the best candidate for the Democratic nomination.

We've had First Ladies. If you're elected President, what would Chasten be?

Was it hurtful to not come out until you were 33 years old?

Were you sure at the time that coming out would cost you your re-election?

How do you think your life would have been different if you had come out sooner?

Chris Wallace gives a closer look at Pete's life and career at Fox News Town Hall.

Do you think America is ready for a gay president?

Why do you think your candidacy is catching on like wild fire?

Who are you?

Pete reflects on how his time serving in Afghanistan informed his philosophy on foreign policy.

How scalable are the issues you deal with as a Mayor to those needed as President?

In your opinion, what does the Democratic party lack when trying to connect with the middle of the country?

How do you go from mayor to "leader of the free world"?

Why would Americans vote for a small town mayor?

What is a crisis or emergency that you have faced as Mayor that can prepare you for higher office?

How has South Bend changed you?

You’ll go from Mayor to President. That’s a big leap.

Why should we trust a mayor of a smaller city with the reigns of the presidency?

How does being the mayor of South Bend translate to being the President of the United States?

Are you still Mayor of South Bend?

How do you make the leap from Mayor to President?

What about you matches this moment and the presidency?

As someone who's never held statewide office, what makes you feel you're qualified to be president?

Did it take being a mayor to fully understand systemic racism?

How do you fix such a broken system?

Your mayorship is small. How do you imagine you can jump to the presidency?

What's your biggest mistake as Mayor of South Bend?

How do you overcome relative youth and inexperience against some of your rivals in the Democratic primary?

Why are you running for president and why do you think you'd be the best person for the job?

Pete gives a closing statement at the NAACP Candidate Forum in Detroit.

You are polling low in communities of color. How do you break through to them, especially compared to your competitors?

How do you respond to people who say you don't have enough experience?

Pete discusses how his life experience has influenced his worldview.

What did you learn by meeting with African American pastors during your mayoral campaign?

Can you talk about your first serious mistake as mayor with South Bend's police chief?

Have you heard the tapes recorded by the South Bend police chief who was fired?

How has your relationship with the South Bend Black community been impacted by the firing of South Bend's police chief?

What is your plan to restore clean water to Flint?

Why do you think being mayor of a mid-sized city is adequate preparation to be president of the United States?

Pete gives his closing statement at the NBC News Debate.

What do you mean by "medicare for all who want it"?

Do you think Kamala Harris was wrong when she talked about eliminating private insurance?

Do you support Medicare for All?

How will you lower prescription drug prices for all Americans?

How does your position on health care differ from other candidates in the race?

What are your thoughts on Medicare-For-All and should we eliminate private insurance?

What is freedom to you?

Do you believe we should still have private health insurance in a system that provides universal health care?

What is your position on health care?

Should the middle class pay higher taxes in exchange for guaranteed healthcare and the elimination of insurance premiums?

Would you commit to overturning the Hyde amendment so that reproductive rights are truly available for all?

Why would your health care plan cover undocumented immigrants?

How do we avert an unemployment crisis and prepare people for the changes we will face from job automation?

What changes would you make to America’s health care system to help improve equitable health care access?

Are you concerned that embracing Medicare for All means that Republicans will paint Democrats as socialists?

Pete explains why all politics is personal.

What does your proposal of "Medicare for All Who Want It" mean?

You have less policy on your website right now then some of your competitors. Is that strategic or are you trying to avoid being pinned down on a policy?

Would you abolish private health insurance plans in favor of a government run plan?

I read that you were a fan of Eminem. You are gay, and he has had homophobic lyrics. Is that a contradiction?

Why do you want to be President?

In your opinion, what does the Democratic party lack when trying to connect with the middle of the country?

How do you plan to reach out to midwestern voters who voted for Trump?

How do Democrats win back the heartland?

What is the difference between you (progressive democrat) and Bernie Sanders (democratic socialist)?

How do you apply the progress you made in South Bend with manufacturing on a national level?

Why are you running for President?

How would you address forgotten communities nationally?

What is the main message of the book?

What is South Bend's stamp on you?

Why a midwesterner for the nominee?

Pete introduces himself to voters at the Dublin City Pub

Pete gives a way forward for the DNC

Why are you rising in the polls?

What about South Bend is a "model for America's future"?

What did you learn from South Bend that would prepare you for taking back the Midwest for Democrats?

What do think about the idea that Democrats could win more votes by moderating on progressive priorities?

What do we do about Mitch McConnell?

What about you matches this moment and the presidency?

Do you think Congress should start impeachment proceedings against President Trump?

How can we move the conversation in America to finding realistic solutions to climate change?

Let's talk about why being from the middle of the country is something you cite as part of your appeal.

"The middle of the country can be a huge part of the solution to climate change."

How do you stop the idea that there is a dichotomy between "coastal elites" and "real Americans" in the middle of the country when there are working Americans everywhere?

Pete gives closing remarks at Fox Town Hall.

Pete explains why his candidacy fits this moment in American history.

Pete speaks about why he is running and why he is the best candidate for the Democratic nomination.

How will your climate plan help farmers impacted by climate change in the Midwest?

Were you comparing Senator Sanders to President Trump in your comments about voters who are stuck economically?

Why do you think your candidacy is catching on like wild fire?

Why do you think being mayor of a mid-sized city is adequate preparation to be president of the United States?

What's the case you're going to prosecute against Trump?

What do we do to take better care of our troops?

Will you pledge to develop clean energy power plants and build them in New Hampshire using military resources?

How would you approach solving the problem of gun violence? How do you talk about gun control with people in red states?

How did being in the military change you?

For all of us who don't know you, tell us about yourself.

What are your views on drone warfare?

Tell us about what you did during your time deployed to Afghanistan.

Pete reads from his book about losing friends who he served with in Afghanistan.

Pete acknowledges people in the audience with whom he served in the military.

How do you feel about people being able to get their hands on weapons of war?

What is the difference between the weapons used in recent mass shootings and what you carried in the military?

Under what circumstances would you consider the use of military force?

How will you ensure veterans can effectively transition from service to civilian life without needing government aid?

As a veteran are you more reticent to use military force? How do you find the line between actually deploying troops versus sending a stern message to our foes?

If you become president, do we have troops on the ground in Afghanistan in 2024?

Are you worried the military has become politicized in a way it didn't before?

How do we move forward after the Trump administration's repeal of the Obama era's military transgender policy?

Pete criticizes Trump's military 4th of July parade in the context of his military service.

As president, would you support the Military Justice Improvement Act for victims of sexual assault in the military?

Do you temper what you say about President Trump, the Commander-in-Chief, because you were in the Navy Reserve?

Pete explains why investment in our democracy and shared prosperity at home is critical to our success in relation to China.

Pete explains how we should update our national security infrastructure for the 21st century.

What's the case you're going to prosecute against Trump?

How do you go from mayor to "leader of the free world"?

Do you have the life experience necessary to be President?

Why do you think you're qualified to go from Mayor to POTUS?

What is a crisis or emergency that you have faced as Mayor that can prepare you for higher office?

You’ll go from Mayor to President. That’s a big leap.

How would your service in Afghanistan inform your foreign policy?

What does domestic terrorism look like, as opposed to international terrorism?

How do you feel about people being able to get their hands on weapons of war?

What is the difference between the weapons used in recent mass shootings and what you carried in the military?

What about you matches this moment and the presidency?

As someone who's never held statewide office, what makes you feel you're qualified to be president?

Does it matter as a part of your resume for President that you served in the military?

How will you ensure veterans can effectively transition from service to civilian life without needing government aid?

Chris Wallace introduces Pete Buttigieg at Fox News Town Hall.

Does your experience as a military veteran inform your thinking on gun control?

Pete explains why all politics is personal.

Pete gives the motivation behind his national service policy proposal, including his personal experience in the military.

Why are you running for president and why do you think you'd be the best person for the job?

Why not run for governor of Indiana and then run for president?

As president, would you support the Military Justice Improvement Act for victims of sexual assault in the military?

Similar to Trump, you do not have experience in state or federal government. If elected, how would you use this to an advantage?

Pete discusses how his life experience has influenced his worldview.

Now that Beto O'Rourke is in the race, how do you compete with him as a young person? Do you also think you were "born to run"?

What made you sign up for the Navy Reserves?

Why was it important to you to serve in the military?

How did being in the military change you?

How would your service in Afghanistan inform your foreign policy?

You said you regret calling Trump a draft dodging chicken hawk. What is your current approach to dealing with Trump?

Pete acknowledges people in the audience with whom he served in the military.

Did you know you were gay when you went into the military under "Don't Ask Don't Tell? How did you make that trade with yourself?

Are you worried the military has become politicized in a way it didn't before?

With your background and identity, why did you join the military even with its anti-LGBTQ policies?

Pete talks about reforming our democracy.

Pete explains why all politics is personal.

Pete reflects about what he would tell to his teenage self if he could go into the past.

Pete criticizes Trump's military 4th of July parade in the context of his military service.

How did your experiences with Massachusetts' people and institutions shape you?

Can you talk about your decision to serve in the military in the Navy Reserve?

Was it hurtful to not come out until you were 33 years old?

Do you temper what you say about President Trump, the Commander-in-Chief, because you were in the Navy Reserve?

Why did you decide to serve in the military?

Pete reflects on how his time serving in Afghanistan informed his philosophy on foreign policy.

What is your view on the approach to Iran?

Why are you running for President?

Are the older candidates less capable of delivering a generational message?

Why do you think millennials are so attracted to you?

I'm having trouble right now because I don't trust an honest politician. What is wrong with our politics that there aren't more people that are honest like you?

Mayor Pete reads a passage from his book about growing up in the millennial generation.

How does your age and perspective set you apart and help you in this field of candidates?

Why do you want to be President?

Why do think you can be elected, given that historically America has never elected a mayor to the White House?

As a woman, why vote for Pete over the well qualified female candidates?

Why are you running for President?

What’s the rush in running for President?

I'm a baby boomer. You're a millennial. What did we do to screw things up for you?

Why a millennial for the nominee?

Why are you running for President?

Pete introduces himself to voters at the Dublin City Pub

Are millennials fragile?

Could you talk about this idea of "intergenerational justice"?

What about you matches this moment and the presidency?

What advantages and limitations does your age grant you to being the next President?

Pete gives closing remarks at Fox Town Hall.

Are you breaking the mold being a veteran in politics and also a gay Democrat from a town with a major university?

Pete explains why his candidacy fits this moment in American history.

Why are you running for president and why do you think you'd be the best person for the job?

Similar to Trump, you do not have experience in state or federal government. If elected, how would you use this to an advantage?

As the youngest candidate, what sets you apart and what do you think has been unfair criticism of millennials?

Chris Wallace gives a closer look at Pete's life and career at Fox News Town Hall.

Why do you think your candidacy is catching on like wild fire?

Do you think that you are too young to run for president?

What are your plans for the student debt crisis?

Do you see yourself as a generational bridge and is America ready for a president of your age?

What priority do you place the diminishing sense of community on the list of problems we have to address in this country?

Should we have a national service program to bridge divides?

Could a national service program become part of your campaign?

From your time on the ground in Afghanistan, what is the biggest lesson you would take into the Oval Office?

Does it matter as a part of your resume for President that you served in the military?

How do you make your proposed changes and heal the pain that's happened in the country?

How does your health plan deal with the costs of long-term care?

Pete gives the motivation behind his national service policy proposal, including his personal experience in the military.

Pete gives examples politicians from both sides of the aisle who have promoted national service and one who hasn't.

Pete summarizes the framework of his national service plan "A New Call to Service," starting with his proposal to triple the number of service opportunities.

Pete proposes the second pillar of his national service plan, which is to use competitive grants to support communities in providing their own local service opportunities.

Pete proposes the third pillar of his national service plan, which is to scale up the national service program to one million service year opportunities.

Pete proposes a Community Health Corps, an Intergenerational Service Corps, and a Climate Corps as part of his national service plan.

How will your national service plan build off of existing local infrastructure and how will you make it accessible to all who want to serve?

Can you elaborate more on student loan forgiveness related to your national service plan?

Can you talk about your decision to serve in the military in the Navy Reserve?

How does something like the idea of national service get off of the drawing board when we are wired as a country to reject the raising of expectations or mandates?

Do you temper what you say about President Trump, the Commander-in-Chief, because you were in the Navy Reserve?

Why is your message different than others?

Was your husband supportive of you running for president?

Why do you think millennials are so attracted to you?

I'm having trouble right now because I don't trust an honest politician. What is wrong with our politics that there aren't more people that are honest like you?

Why do you want to be President?

What's your 30 second pitch for your candidacy?

Why do think you can be elected, given that historically America has never elected a mayor to the White House?

What makes you the person to beat Trump?

Why a millennial for the nominee?

How do I convince others that you're the best candidate in this race?

Why are you running for President?

Pete gives a way forward for the DNC

Should voters take age into consideration when choosing a presidential candidate?

Could you talk about this idea of "intergenerational justice"?

What about you matches this moment and the presidency?

Is your age a virtue in this race?

Is this going to be an election where the Democrats can win back control, especially in a good economy?

Pete explains why his candidacy fits this moment in American history.

Pete speaks about why he is running and why he is the best candidate for the Democratic nomination.

Why are you running for president and why do you think you'd be the best person for the job?

Do you think that Joe Biden's time is up?

What do you think of the idea that an older white man is needed to beat Donald Trump?

You are doing really well so far. Is this what you planned or are you surprising yourself?

What are we going to do about student loan debt that is holding back young people trying to build lives and families in this economy?

Why do you think your candidacy is catching on like wild fire?

Do you think that you are too young to run for president?

Why are you running?