How do you fix segregation in our neighborhoods?
Why do believe black women are the "backbone of the Democratic Party" ?
How does your age and perspective set you apart and help you in this field of candidates?
Explain your belief that the Green New Deal is "more of a goal than a plan."
What's your 30 second pitch for your candidacy?
What does "intergenerational justice" mean?
How can young people play a role in politics?
What’s the rush in running for President?
What makes you the person to beat Trump?
Why a millennial for the nominee?
As the youngest candidate, what sets you apart and what do you think has been unfair criticism of millennials?
Could you talk about this idea of "intergenerational justice"?
Should age be an issue for older candidates?
What advantages and limitations does your age grant you to being the next President?
Does the country need generational change among Democratic leaders?
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.
Pete explains how the future of American foreign policy can meet the challenges and opportunities in world politics in the 21st century.
Pete gives his closing statement at the NBC News Debate.
What is your Black agenda?
How do we get to a place where we truly have a national database of officer-involved shootings and not a patchwork system?
Why don’t you want a secure southern border?
What's your position on the bipartisan spending bill passed to re-open the government?
Is it actually a big loss to take money from the Pentagon projects that Trump diverted funds from for his wall?
What can we do about election security in the digital age?
What does domestic terrorism look like, as opposed to international terrorism?
How can we move the conversation in America to finding realistic solutions to climate change?
Pete gives his vision for American security in the 21st century.
Pete explains the meaning of security in the 21st century.
Pete explains his foreign policy approach to China.
Pete explains how we should update our national security infrastructure for the 21st century.
Giving what you're pushing, do you suggest we call for a Constitutional Convention?
What would your day 1 be as president?
Do you support the idea of "no fly, no buy" so that people on a terror watch list can't get weapons?
Will you try to infringe on our 2nd amendment rights?
Where do you stand on red flag laws?
What is the difference between the weapons used in recent mass shootings and what you carried in the military?
How did you get into data analysis from humanities?
Has social media been a force for good or bad?
Who are you? Tell us about yourself.
Pete gives opening remarks at Politics & Eggs
Why are you running for President?
Chris Wallace gives a closer look at Pete's life and career at Fox News Town Hall.
Pete cites the rights and protections that organized labor has historically secured for workers.
How would you handle trade with China differently than Trump?
How much responsibility should social media companies take to monitor extremist ideologies?
Will you withdraw all U.S. service members from Afghanistan by the end of your first year in office?
Pete discusses how his life experience has influenced his worldview.
Pete introduces the specifics of his economic plan.
Pete introduces the specifics of his economic plan as it relates to organized labor.
Pete introduces the specifics of his economic plan as it relates to domestic workers, farm workers, and undocumented workers.
Pete explains how his economic plan will help close the pay gap for women.
You recently protested with Uber and Lyft drivers demanding higher wages and more rights. What does that look like in the so-called "gig economy"?
What would you do in your first 100 days in office for women's health care or the ERA?
How do we protect a women's right to choose?
Would you commit to overturning the Hyde amendment so that reproductive rights are truly available for all?
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?
What is your plan to make sure Roe v. Wade remains law, and where do you stand on appealing the Hyde Amendment?
What are your plans to secure reproductive rights?
Let's talk about your background & South Bend.
How did you end up learning to speak Norwegian?
In your personal life, what is the hardest thing that you ever faced?
Tell us a little bit about your parents.
What is South Bend's stamp on you?
Were you surprised that you ended up back in South Bend?
How did being an only child shape you?
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?
For all of us who don't know you, tell us about yourself.
Tell me about your father. What kind of father was he?
What's your favorite movie?
What's your favorite snack on the road?
Who's your favorite athlete?
What's your favorite band?
Who's your role model?
What was your first paying job?
What was your first car?
What grounds you?
Did family and upbringing shape why you come across as a "young old man"?
Pete talks about his time at Oxford.
Who's your favorite President?
When you and Chasten kick back, do you have a guilty pleasure?
Talking about the economy is great and all but my question is - Wine, beer, or Fireball?
How would you respond to the attack on the Saudi oil fields and the threat of war from Iran?
If you were in the Oval Office, how would you deal with the recent drone attacks on the Saudi oil facilities?
Which former President do you most admire and why?
Do you support getting rid of the filibuster?
Pete says it's time to stop worrying what Republicans will say.
As your health care plan is ramping up do you increase Affordable Care Act subsidies?
Would your "Medicare for All Who Want It" plan include restoration of an individual mandate?
The conservative media continually positions the Democrats as socialists and communists. As president, how are you going to contradict this?
What is your reaction to the idea that despite progress, life remains easier for certain LGBTQ individuals than others?
Since recent polls show the majority of Americans want Trump's fate decided at the ballot box, how do you explain to Americans why Congress needs to pursue impeachment?
Why don't you support Senator Sanders' proposal to cancel all student loan debt?
Why should people who are Black and/or gay feel that you can represent their interests?
Do you worry tactically about where the health care debate should start?
You wrote an essay on Bernie Sanders. How do feel about running against him?
Do you know what the real definition of bipartisanship is?
What can you offer a former GOP voter?
How would you approach solving the problem of gun violence? How do you talk about gun control with people in red states?
What do we do about Mitch McConnell?
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 are some tough compromises you've had to make being a Democratic mayor in a heavily Republican state?
Are Pence's conservative views on religion and sexuality more in line with Indiana voters than your views?
How do you plan on working with Mitch McConnell to get legislation through?
What can we do prevent another Ferguson and help bridge racial divides in communities that don't want to address it?
How do you feel about the activists who protested Harvey Weinstein's lawyer, Ronald Sullivan?
Is this going to be an election where the Democrats can win back control, especially in a good economy?
If you're President, how do you make sure people have equal opportunity in the workplace no matter how old they are?
What is your plan to fix the gun control issue?
I'm an activist working for $15 and a union. What is your plan to help secure this?
Pete discusses the hopeful developments in world politics that have happened in modern times.
How are you going to bring the message of what you've done in South Bend to the Black voter community in South Carolina?
What would you do to protect the Americans with Disabilities Act?
Do you have a plan to revamp or make improvements to the American with Disabilities Act?
How has the opioid crisis affected South Bend?
What would your administration do to combat the opioid crisis?
Pete introduces his economic plan for rural America.
Do you have your own plan for the opioid crisis?
Pete proposes a Community Health Corps, an Intergenerational Service Corps, and a Climate Corps as part of his national service plan.
How do you apply the progress you made in South Bend with manufacturing on a national level?
Why are you willing to talk to me about health care despite our different views while Joe Biden is not?
Is the reparations debate another version of the affirmative action debate?
What are Democrats going to do to make our lives better?
How do you navigate "socialism" in the democratic primary?
Do you believe we should still have private health insurance in a system that provides universal health care?
How do you beat Trump?
How is your health care proposal different and better than Joe Biden's?
What will you do about high health care premiums?
What changes would you make to America’s health care system to help improve equitable health care access?
Would you leave the Affordable Care Act in tact while you implement your health care plan?
Is your "Medicare for All Who Want It" plan a government option on the existing exchanges?
How do you plan on connecting with folks that don't have the shared experience of living in a city like South Bend?
Pete discusses his approach as the Democratic nominee against Trump.
Was your "1000 Houses in 1000 Days" initiative really a success?
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?
What would your policy be in Afghanistan?
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?
How do you feel about troop withdrawal in the Middle East?
The Trump administration is reportedly planning to withdraw about half of the 14,000 troops in Afghanistan. Do you agree with this approach?
When are we getting out of Afghanistan?
What's your time frame for removing all the troops from Afghanistan? Syria?
Who are the people you think of when you think of Afghanistan?
How would your service in Afghanistan inform your foreign policy?
What would your approach be in Afghanistan?
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.
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?
What is your plan for Afghanistan?
If you become president, do we have troops on the ground in Afghanistan in 2024?
Pete lays out his foreign policy approach to the African continent.
"The past was never quite as good as advertised"
How has South Bend changed you?
How can you convince Black voters that the Douglass Plan is more than just a theoretical paper or a wish list?
What did you learn by meeting with African American pastors during your mayoral campaign?
How can you convince African Americans that you should be the Democratic nominee?
In a party that values diversity, how will your policies stand out?
What would you say to white Americans who might have hard feelings about Black Americans being helped specifically in your Douglass Plan?
If elected President how would you construct the racial makeup of your cabinet and staff?
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 connect with Black voters?
What is one thing you learned today talking to Al Sharpton?
What's the case you're going to prosecute against Trump?
Why does Trump's rhetoric about going back into the past work?
How do you beat Trump in the industrial midwest?
Is the current president the worst president we've had?
Do you respect President Trump?
What does it tell you that Biden and not Warren or Sanders is leading in head-to-head polling against Donald Trump?
How do you talk to voters who are alarmed by Trump's erratic behavior and want to go with a safe option?
You're asking voters to take a risk on something new and different by voting for you. How is that message different from Trump's?
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 ensure that you beat Trump?
Why should a moderate, pro-life conservative who despises Trump vote for you?
Do you think it's important to give Americans an alternative to Donald Trump's temperament?
Do you have expectations about the upcoming release of the redacted Mueller Report?
Do you think that Democrats in Congress are doing the right thing by investigating Trump and his finances?
What is your opinion about the Democratic party impeaching Trump?
How do you deal with Trump and his insults, attacks, and tweets?
Are Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders too old to be president?
I don't always feel like younger politicians understand how much the older generation did to make progress.
Do you see yourself as a generational bridge and is America ready for a president of your age?
How does your candidacy resonate with older voters?
Should voters take age into consideration when choosing a presidential candidate?
Chris Wallace introduces Pete Buttigieg at Fox News Town Hall.
Pete reflects about what he would tell to his teenage self if he could go into the past.
In what ways do you feel the VA is working or not working?
As a veteran, have you ever used the VA health system? If so, what was your experience?
How does your health plan deal with the costs of long-term care?
What do you think of a minimum price floor to help farmers?
How do you steer agriculture through the big changes that would be required so they can be part of the answer to climate change?
Will conservation incentives for farmers be attractive enough to work?
What do you make of Sonny Perdue's comments calling farmers "whiners"?
How does today's technology such as AI or self-driving cars affect the policies that you would make?
What do you think of the filibuster?
What is a crisis or emergency that you have faced as Mayor that can prepare you for higher office?
What do you think of the idea that an older white man is needed to beat Donald Trump?
How do you keep everyone united in the Democratic Party, like with the friction between Pelosi and "The Squad"?
What are your thoughts on how technology can perpetuate inequality?
What’s your foreign policy philosophy?
You called Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria and abandon the Kurds "shameful." If you were to pull troops out of Syria, how could you ensure US allies like the Kurds would be protected?
If you were commander in chief, would you consider using military force against NATO ally Turkey to protect the Kurds?
Is putting together a Asian Pacific alliance that doesn't involve China the best way to confront China?
As commander-in-chief what will you do differently from President Trump?
Pete explains the third pillar of his foreign policy framework: American relationships.
Pete lays out when he thinks the US should use military force.
Pete explains why we need strong relationships with allies to counter Russia's bad behavior.
Pete explains his foreign policy approach to Saudi Arabia.
Will you pledge to develop clean energy power plants and build them in New Hampshire using military resources?
What will you do about the growing Alzheimer’s health crisis?
As POTUS, what would you do to fight Alzheimer's disease in our country?
As president, do you have a plan for how to support caregivers and how to deal with Alzheimer's and other related dementias?
Do you agree that the biggest technology companies need to be broken up?
Do you think we've let companies take over too much of our digital lives?
How do we deal with the issue of losing local tax revenue because the internet allows people to buy things from anywhere?
If you're president how do you respond to the fact that the Amazon is burning?
Why shouldn't the Democrats revert to a centrist platform?
In regards to the third Democratic debate, David Axelrod said he felt "no one made the broadest, most appealing case for change on that stage." Do you agree?
How do you make your proposed changes and heal the pain that's happened in the country?
Does your experience as a military veteran inform your thinking on gun control?
Pete explains why the American model must stand strong to counter authoritarian models around the world.
Pete explains why we are losing American strength and exceptionalism under the Trump administration.
How would you rebuild the middle class and how do you ensure that no one in America is living in extreme poverty?
What will you do to break the cycle of poverty in America?
What do you think Ken Cuccinelli is saying with his Statue of Liberty comments?
What does success look like for the American economy?
Pete tells the story of the resurgence of South Bend and how it can be a model for America.
What is your Middle Eastern policy with regards to the Iran deal and Israel/Palestine relations?
What would your posture be towards the world leaders who violate human rights?
How would you cooperate with countries that view homosexuality as a sin and a crime punishable by death?
From your time on the ground in Afghanistan, what is the biggest lesson you would take into the Oval Office?
What needs to be done to calm tensions in Hong Kong?
Are Democrats making a trade by pursuing impeachment when that will likely mean Trump will not work with Congress on getting things done?
Pete explains why he's a Democrat
How do you align thinking and faith?
How do you make an impression in a debate to break through to the very top tier?
What does an effective policy at the US-Mexico border look like to you?
Pete explains how the values of freedom, security, and democracy lead you in a progressive direction.
How would you stand up against China?
Pete talks about why we need to change our focus from the current administration and towards the future of America.
Pete introduces his "bumper sticker" platform of freedom, security, and democracy.
Pete explains why one pillar of American foreign policy must be to defend and promote American values.
Pete lays out what the tasks for the next president will be in American foreign policy.
Pete explains why investment in our democracy and shared prosperity at home is critical to our success in relation to China.
Pete gives examples of how we can model American values at home in order to advance them around the world.
Do you temper what you say about President Trump, the Commander-in-Chief, because you were in the Navy Reserve?
Pete gives examples politicians from both sides of the aisle who have promoted national service and one who hasn't.
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?
You suggested that the names of some of the things honoring Jefferson should be changed. How far would you carry this?
Is Andrew Yang's idea that "it's difficult for someone born in the 1940s to have a natural understanding of the issues facing America today" part of your pitch for president as well?
Do you agree with Beto O'Rourke that religious institutions who don't provide services to LGBTQ people should lose their tax exempt status?
What is your plan to address corporate control and will you take action to break up major corporations?
What do you think the problems have been with big tech?
What are your thoughts on fusion energy?
How can we communicate the idea that we all come from immigrants?
Why was it important to you to serve in the military?
Can you talk about your decision to serve in the military in the Navy Reserve?
We live in an era where we can't see nuance anymore. How we start seeing nuance again?
What do you think the big picture of the future of the American economy is?
How do you turn automation & artificial intelligence into forces for economic good?
What are your plans for education?
If trucks become automated and truck drivers lose their jobs, what do we do?
How do we avert an unemployment crisis and prepare people for the changes we will face from job automation?
As POTUS, how would you set a national arts policy?
We've had First Ladies. If you're elected President, what would Chasten be?
Do you have a prediction as to who will end up on the Iron Throne?
When do you expect to have a policy platform in place?
What do you mean when you say you don't want to lead with policy?
What do you think about the issue of gun safety?
What would you do to make schools and other places safer?
How do you feel about people being able to get their hands on weapons of war?
What will you do about the epidemic of gun violence?
Will you increase the refugee cap and undo changes made to the qualifications for seeking asylum?
Should we do nation building to make it safer in the places where refugees come from?
What do you think about Trump's call to get rid of immigration judges?
If you were president today, how would you address the situation at the US-Mexico border?
What is your response to the humanitarian crisis at the southern U.S. border?
Pete explains why the world needs America to be free of endless war.
Should we be doing more to combat the potential harm of social media?
What you be willing to push for more funding for the IRS?
Now that you've been campaigning a while, do you have handlers messaging you or are you still "real"?
Do you think direct engagement with North Korea is making the threat of thermonuclear war greater or worse?
Pete discusses the failures of American foreign policy in the Trump administration.
Pete lays out the troubling global trends in world politics that are occurring right now.
What would "targeted military action" in Syria look like?
Pete advocates for renewed congressional oversight in matters of war and peace.
Are you worried that better wages for Uber and Lyft drivers will cause more automation?
What are the democratic reforms you would do that could be done right now?
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?
Pete talks about reforming our democracy.
Have you thought about the idea of universal basic income?
Mayor Pete reads a passage from his book about how South Bend's story translates to America as whole.
How do you say to people that you have a better answer than Trump?
What priority do you place the diminishing sense of community on the list of problems we have to address in this country?
How would you make Medicare and Medicaid solvent and expand Medicaid?
How do you pay for a public option?
Where do you see the role of the federal government when it comes to education?
How would your administration negotiate trade in a way that brings success for American industry?
What are you going to do about the current issues with Medicare?
You mentioned “guaranteed income” as something to explore in relation to job automation. What do you mean by that?
How much of your city's problems are a result of the decline of manufacturing?
What is the best idea you've heard from one of the other Democratic candidates?
I'm a baby boomer. You're a millennial. What did we do to screw things up for you?
Do you think that you are too young to run for president?
What is your relationship with Mike Pence now?
Should President Trump be impeached?
Richard Grenell said you are pushing a "hate hoax" with your approach to Mike Pence. How do you respond?
How do we help people with the transition after incarceration when they can be kept out of jobs because of their previous incarceration?
You had the opportunity to work with Obama during his Senate campaign. Why didn't you?
Did Barack Obama set the table for someone like you?
What is the biggest regret in your professional life?
What made you sign up for the Navy Reserves?
Pete talks about how Iowa has changed the course of his life.
How do we move forward after the Trump administration's repeal of the Obama era's military transgender policy?
How do you sell some of these big ideas to people who aren't as liberal?
I work for McDonald's, and we need a union. What are we going to do?
Is transgender bathroom use a real issue?
In what ways would your candidacy affect the lives of LGBTQ people in America?
Why do you think Trump is currently so resilient in head-to-head match-ups in the battleground states?
Do you have a position on the bipartisan legislation to criminalize support for the BDS movement?
How do you respond to Trump's latest dig at you at his Baltimore rally?
Why not run for governor of Indiana and then run for president?
You said you regret calling Trump a draft dodging chicken hawk. What is your current approach to dealing with Trump?
Is there a risk for the Democratic Party in creating small-dollar donation criteria?
Why do you deserve Black Americans' votes compared to your competitors?
How do you talk about or not talk about Trump?
Are you running for Vice President, if you don't win?
Tell us about your decision to come out as gay.
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?
How did you decide to come out?
Are you breaking the mold being a veteran in politics and also a gay Democrat from a town with a major university?
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?
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 was the moment that you decided to enter the presidential race?
What is the difference between you (progressive democrat) and Bernie Sanders (democratic socialist)?
Did you see Bernie Sanders as a role model? And do you still?
Are you suggesting some of your rivals are not being upfront about raising taxes on the middle class to pay for their health care plans?
Were you comparing Senator Sanders to President Trump in your comments about voters who are stuck economically?
Do you think we need to "blow up the system"?
Do you agree with Senator Sanders that prisoners, such as the Boston Marathon bomber, should be able to vote?
You once won an essay contest praising Bernie Sanders. Do you still feel the same way?
Is a lesson of the current administration that we need someone in the White House that has experience in Washington?
What if people say 'I like Pete, but he's not a senator or governor.' What's your plan for winning the presidency?
Why a mayor for the nominee?
As someone who's never held statewide office, what makes you feel you're qualified to be president?
Do you support a federal mandate to increase teacher pay, like Kamala Harris?
Pete explains why a progressive agenda secures our freedom.
How has your relationship with the South Bend Black community been impacted by the firing of South Bend's police chief?
What do you propose to protect the American people from big tech?
Should Congress or the President regulate increasingly large technology companies like Facebook?
You haven't attacked tech as much as other candidates. Explain.
If there is one rule related to tech that you would push for, what would it be?
How do you respond to the complaint of the tech industry that if they get guardrails they won't be as innovative as China?
Given the GOP attacks on decorated veteran Lieutenant Colonel Vindman and Bill Taylor, do you think about how cutthroat politics are right now?
Are you worried that you haven't yet seen the Ukrainian call transcript or the whistleblower complaint yet?
Why haven't your poll numbers moved substantially with African Americans yet?
How do your plans directly affect communities of color?
Why do you compare the Douglass Plan with the Marshall Plan?
Do you think this is the right time for the Democratic Party to be having a conversation about race?
What is your plan for people of color as president of the United States?
Is the Douglass Plan meant to help you with Black voters?
Have you heard the tapes recorded by the South Bend police chief who was fired?
Based on his performance in the first primary debate, is Biden out of touch with today's Democratic Party?
Does the Douglass Plan stand a chance of passing?
Do you support reparations for slavery?
What have you learned from the fallout of your policy of demolishing abandoned homes in your city?
How do you respond to the idea that your sexuality may be an issue for older Black voters in South Carolina?
What message do you want to send to black women voters?
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?
Looking back, what might you have done differently around race relations in South Bend?
How would you as President fix police abuses that arise around the country?
What happens in your city if an officer uses force too frequently?
What's on the secret tapes regarding the demotion of South Bend's Black police chief?
Was the book part of the campaign?
What's the hurry in running for President and writing a memoir?
Can you give us a primer on how to pronounce your last name?
You and your husband have conflicting Twitter biographies. How do you pronounce your last name?
Pete announces that he is running for president of the United States.
What is your stance on immigration? How can we stop family separation?
What is your approach to a comprehensive immigration plan?
Won't decriminalizing crossing the border encourage more illegal immigration?
How do we change the conversation about immigration away from the narrative that immigrants are dangerous?
What's your response to the mass immigration raids set to start?
What is your attitude and action plan for the detained children being held at our southern border?
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 do you think of Trump's offer to pardon officials for breaking the law to build his build wall?
You say it is cruel for Trump to divert funds from disaster relief in Puerto Rico for his border wall. Where should the funds come from for the border?
What makes you think you can do the job of President?
I appreciated the letter you wrote to the Muslims in South Bend after the New Zealand attack. Did the city appreciate that?
Why would Americans vote for a small town mayor?
How do we talk to conservatives in red states who watch Fox News?
"Politics at its worst is ugly, but politics at its best is magnificent."
"This is the season for happy warriors"
Why do Republicans hate Democrats?
What do want your legacy to be after you eventually exit the stage of national politics?
Does having more than 20 democrats in the race for president hurt all of you?
Does it matter as a part of your resume for President that you served in the military?
Your mayorship is small. How do you imagine you can jump to the presidency?
How do you respond to people who say you don't have enough experience?
How will high speed internet benefit rural communities?
Do you think there are additional regulations needed to bring down costs so high speed internet is truly available to all?
What does your economic plan do to address economic growth in rural America?
Do you have a theory about what happened in Indiana that it moved to the right?
How do you plan to reach out to midwestern voters who voted for Trump?
What should Democrats learn from the Trump campaign in 2016?
How do you appeal to people who voted for Trump to "burn the house down"?
"Republics don't survive this level of inequality for long."
How do you fix such a broken system?
Pete explains why we can't go back, and why we can't run on a return to normalcy against Trump in 2020.
Do you think it's the case that Biden has been around Washington too long and the Democratic Party has since changed?
Is your dog on board with your candidacy?
What important lesson did you learn at a management consulting firm that you'd bring with you to the White House?
What's your big idea? What's your core message?
Pete gives his bumper sticker message: Freedom, Democracy, Security
Can you promise that in your first 100 days as President that you'll pass a ban to bump stocks and universal background checks?
Let's take health care. Where are you on Medicare-For-All?
Is a carbon fee part of how you would fund the research and development necessary to combat climate change?
Are you concerned that your experience at McKinsey may work against you?
Can you give your perspective on your time in management consulting?
What are you hearing on the ground in Iowa about voter's views on impeachment?
If you become president, what’s the one project in South Bend that you’ll miss working on?
Pete explains why climate change is a security issue.
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?
How did being in the military change you?
What are your thoughts on gun control and campaign finance?
What would you do about dark money in our elections?
Will you accept corporate PAC money?
Are you having fun campaigning?
What's your experience and sense of the New Hampshire voter?
How have things been on the trail?
You seemed to suggest you thought you would be in the race longer than Joe Biden. What do you see happening with Biden's campaign?
Five months in, how has the trail been treating you?
Tell the story of the kid on the campaign trail that hit you in the face.
What is Chasten's value to you in the campaign?
Is this a campaign to prepare to run for president another time?
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 much do you think about how much to make your LGBTQ identity part of your campaign?
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 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?
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?
Do you or your family have any experience with serious illness or struggles with the American health care system?
What we are going to do about cancer?
Do you think you're benefitting from white male privilege?
Do you consider yourself a capitalist?
What reform do you think is needed most badly for American capitalism?
How do Democrats get back to the middle ground and work for the American people?
"The middle of the country can be a huge part of the solution to climate change."
What are your plans to mitigate climate change?
What do you think of the proposition that we should be carbon-free by 2030? Is that unrealistic?
What specific legislative action do you plan to take to tackle climate change?
How will your climate plan help farmers impacted by climate change in the Midwest?
What do you think are the most important policy priorities in terms of climate?
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?
Pete briefly summarizes his approach to combatting climate change at home.
How do you feel about the president's decision to add a citizenship question to the census?
Pete lays out his foreign policy approach to Latin America.
What are your thoughts on Medicare-For-All and should we eliminate private insurance?
Do you think the House should pursue impeachment proceedings against President Trump?
How do you overcome polarization?
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?
Are there policy changes we should make to appeal to independents or centrists?
Are you concerned that embracing Medicare for All means that Republicans will paint Democrats as socialists?
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.
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?
Do you believe that being the first LGBT candidate will be an asset or hurt you in the race?
Pete thanks everyone
How do you think your life would have been different if you had come out sooner?
Pete thanks his family at his campaign announcement event.
Pete explains why all politics is personal.
Do you like Chick-Fil-A?
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.
What actions would you take to ensure that all families can afford child care and early education?
Is Hunter Biden stepping down from the board of a Chinese company a tacit acknowledgement that there was at least the appearance of a conflict of interest?
As president, what would you do to create a better trade relationship with Beijing?
Is Trump lying when he says we're "taking in billions from China"?
What would your policy be in dealing with China with respect to the current trade war and the protests in Hong Kong?
Has Trump given away leverage with negotiations with the Chinese by reversing course on recent tariffs?
What do you think of the trade war and tariff battle with China?
What do you make about how President Trump is handling the situation in Hong Kong?
What makes your rural economic plan better than the President's?
Would you have the US re-enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Can you talk about your trade policies?
Where do you see faith properly influencing your job as a politician?
How will you unite conservative, moderate, and liberal Christians behind you and your platform?
Pete explains why God doesn't belong to a political party.
What is your plan for retraining workers whose jobs are at risk?
Pete discusses family separation and the hypocrisy of the religious right.
Would you support overturning Citizens United?
Pete discusses the reforms needed to fix our democracy.
Everyone's missing the point of reparations. How do we systematically undo the damages to the Black community from a history of white supremacy?
How will you continue talking about your faith without turning off a huge part of the Democratic Party?
How do you sell the message of a religious left and do you believe religion on the left is as strong as it is on the right?
Can you speak about our problems with class and color in this country?
What is the relationship between fairness and growth?
What's sexier about being mayor of South Bend than people realize?
What is your plan to restore clean water to Flint?
What are your plans for criminal justice reform?
How would you deal with climate change?
What is your definition of a national emergency?
If you were to win, what is the first thing you will do as President?
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?
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?
Are there federal policies you look at and think that we're really getting the balance of efficiency versus morality wrong?
What are your views on the Green New Deal?
You called climate change "a sin." In what way is climate change a transgression of God's laws?
Pete delivers his closing statement at the second Democratic primary debate on CNN.
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?
What is the first issue as president you're going to tackle?
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?
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 are your views on foreign policy, like the Iran Deal and the Paris Accord?
Pete explains why climate change presents a national security risk.
Pete explains how we can build a framework for climate diplomacy.
How much harder will it be to negotiate pacts with other countries after Trump?
Pete on a modern framework for security
Do you support free college for all?
Could a national service program become part of your campaign?
How will you work to ensure tuition rates don't continue to rise?
How can we ease the burden of student debt?
How are you going to address the student debt crisis?
Can you elaborate more on student loan forgiveness related to your national service plan?
What is your plan to eradicate or lower student loan debt?
What will you do to increase wages for future generations while still maintaining growth in the economy?
How do we deal with the rising costs of college tuition so that people don't get into student debt to begin with?
What are your plans for the student debt crisis?
Do you believe NCAA athletes should be compensated for what they do?
What does the title of your book mean?
What is the main message of the book?
Pete speaks about growing up in South Bend.
Have you faced a lot of homophobia while being in public office?
Do you think this country is ready for a gay president?
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 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?
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?
Should we have a national service program to bridge divides?
What do you think about the electoral college?
What have you done in South Bend to prevent gun violence?
How will you navigate running as a white man in the Democratic primary?
Did it take being a mayor to fully understand systemic racism?
When did you come to the realization that the issue of race will tear the country apart if it isn't reckoned with?
What does "I couldn't get it done" mean in your primary debate answer about the South Bend Police?
How would you address forgotten communities nationally?
How can we work with things like telecommuting so that people can work in the communities that they live?
How can Americans trust that you can get it done on racial issues?
Pete lays out how we must take care of our veterans.
Can you talk about your first serious mistake as mayor with South Bend's police chief?
As a small business owner, I'm wondering what your stance is on mega-corporations.
With a Medicare buy-in, what happens if the private health companies try to keep healthy patients and make Medicare pay for everyone else?
What would be the role of public insurance and private insurance under your health care plan?
Should the federal government be in the business of manufacturing generic drugs?
Are the older candidates less capable of delivering a generational message?
What's your lane in the wide field of Democratic candidates?
Do you believe the issues around Biden, Biden's son, and Ukraine are open issues?
Do you share Julian Castro and Cory Booker's concern about Joe Biden's age and fitness for office?
What's your strategy for the next debate in trying to get to the top of the field?
Do you think it's too early to start attacking people in the debates?
If you don't get the nomination, do you have a favorite candidate?
How do you overcome relative youth and inexperience against some of your rivals in the Democratic primary?
Do you plan on doing anything differently during the next debate?
Is the Douglass Plan focused just on Black Americans?
How do you run your campaign differently to change how politics works?
What in your experience illustrates the political & people skills needed to get your programs through Congress?
What are your thoughts on Steve King remaining in Congress after his history of racist and offensive comments?
How are you going to get Congress to act?
Do you think Congress should start impeachment proceedings against President Trump?
What's your reaction to the recent move to start an impeachment inquiry in the House?
What's your response to the Trump administration blocking the inspector general from sharing a whistleblower complaint with the House Intelligence Committee?
How does a liberal President adding six justices to a conservative court make it less political?
What do we do to take better care of our troops?
What brings the "40 year conservative era" to an end?
If the state of Indiana allowed it, would you support South Bend becoming a sanctuary city?
What do you say to those who don't understand why you went on Fox News?
"Let's start at values before policy"
How do you use Twitter? Are you worried about Twitter?
Do you run into constituents a lot when you leave the house?
Do you believe impeachment is worth the time and energy and does it leave us in a better place?
How do you respond to the criticisms about changing the Supreme Court?
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?
Are you worried that you are giving the Trump-era Republican Party the idea that they ought to start amending the Constitution?
How would you go about implementing the changes you'd like to make to our democracy?
Explain your your proposed bold reforms of the system and of the Supreme Court.
How do you ensure the safety of imported prescription drugs?
Pete explains why a progressive vision for America enhances our freedom.
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?
Do you think gig workers should be able to unionize?
What do you wish you knew before going into politics and running your first race?
What would you do to restore fiscal responsibility and slow or stop the growth of our debt?
Do you think the fact that the top corporations pay no tax needs to change and how do you approach that problem?
How do we reform prisons to create real correctional facilities so prisoners can contribute to society?
Do you commit to hold accountable former Trump administration officials who are subsequently found to have committed crimes?
Is there something that the federal government can do about population loss in rural America?
Pete explains how his administration would deal with terrorism and extremism, at home and abroad.
Pete asserts the importance of maintaining individual liberties in the face of widespread fear and terrorism.
You've raised the prospect of court packing. What is your specific proposal?
What are your thoughts on the politicization of the judicial system?
You talk about expanding the court from nine justices to fifteen. Explain.
Would you support adding seats to the Supreme Court?
Are you still for abolishing the electoral college and expanding the Supreme Court?
Where you fall in the artificial split between "incrementalist" and "radical" in terms of your political ideology?
What fair food do you plan to eat?
What do you think of Mike Pence?
Let's talk about your record in South Bend.
What's your position on pardons?
Would you approve of the legalization of recreational marijuana?
Would you legalize marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes?
Should it be a civil offense or a criminal offense to cross the border without documentation?
Pete explains his foreign policy approach to Russia.
What do we do to contain the threat of Russia?
What's the first concert you went to?
David Axelrod introduces Pete.
Pete on what we need to do to strengthen our democracy
Pete explains why and how we must fix our democracy.
What is your strategy for overcoming divisive politics?
How do you handle all the power of being a mayor at such a young age?
You compared Harvard to X-Men. Can you explain that? What's your special power?
What is your position on statehood for Puerto Rico?
Is partisanship a threat to democracy?
What's your Democratic bumper sticker?
Pete introduces himself to voters at the Dublin City Pub
What did you mean specifically when you said the first thing you'd do is fix our democracy?
How would you describe yourself politically?
How do you feel about how the DNC has handled the debate rules?
Pete reads from his book about his concession from the DNC chair race.
Where do you stand on the ideological spectrum in the Democratic Party?
How do Democrats win back the heartland?
You've been very vocal about the decaying electoral college. What would you do to fix the democratic process in America?
Can you speak a little more on the Electoral College and your justification for completely eliminating it versus modifying it?
Pete lays out the structural reforms that can revitalize our democracy at home to help restore our legitimacy abroad.
Do you support getting troops off the Korean peninsula?
Pete defines what we should proactively do to prevent conflict around the world.
Pete explains why the Iran deal was a success and should be rejoined.
Pete explains how we should proceed in North Korea.
What is your view on the approach to Iran?
When should the United States send troops overseas?
Pete acknowledges people in the audience with whom he served in the military.
I read that you were a fan of Eminem. You are gay, and he has had homophobic lyrics. Is that a contradiction?
Pete talks about the legacy of Senator Dick Lugar.
As a follow-up, how do you ensure the tradition of retail politics continues without the Electoral College?
What should the US be doing with Maduro?
Under what circumstances would you consider the use of military force?
What is your take on the situation in Venezuela and how would you respond if you were President?
Pete advocates for a diverse and highly capable new generation of professionals serving in our national security establishment.
Pete reflects on how his time serving in Afghanistan informed his philosophy on foreign policy.
What can we do for those people who are often overlooked, like homeless people with disabilities?
What can we do to help special education and the IDEA Act?
What do you plan to do to work against domestic violence?
Do you have any college advice?
Pete explains how we must revitalize our intelligence services for the 21st century.
As a woman, why vote for Pete over the well qualified female candidates?
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?
What is the plan to increase diversity on the South Bend police force?
What exactly is the struggle with recruiting diverse police officers?
What have you learned in running for president about identity and diversity?
How have you addressed the lack of black officers and minority entrepreneurship?
Why has the diversity in the South Bend police department not improved over your two terms as mayor?
Pete talks about having hope for a new American era.
Let's talk about why being from the middle of the country is something you cite as part of your appeal.
Concession from DNC Chair Race
Do you feel that the country is not having enough of a conversation about white nationalist violence and domestic terrorism?
Why shouldn't a right to unionize be balanced with a right to work?
With your background and identity, why did you join the military even with its anti-LGBTQ policies?
As veterans, we want to continue to serve. How can we do that?
Pete summarizes some of the policy plans he has released, ranging from health care to national service.
You have called for a commission on reparations. Have you given more thought to the idea of reparations?
Why would your health care plan cover undocumented immigrants?
What are your views on drone warfare?
How do you respond to the argument that negotiating drug prices will chill innovation in drug development?
How will you lower prescription drug prices for all Americans?
What other ways can we try to reduce the cost of prescription drugs?
Why do you think being mayor of a mid-sized city is adequate preparation to be president of the United States?
What about you matches this moment and the presidency?
Whats the most important thing to do to protect our future economy?
Is it a false promise for politicians to say that we can return manufacturing levels to the '60s?
How scalable are the issues you deal with as a Mayor to those needed as President?
What do you think the top tax rate should be for the wealthiest Americans?
What is freedom to you?
Pete lays out his vision for America's future.
Can you describe a mentoring relationship that had an impact on your decision to go into public service?
Is $30 an hour a realistic ask from Uber and Lyft drivers?
What do you say to those who are concerned that securing better conditions for Uber and Lyft drivers will make the service more expensive to consumers?
Are concerned that the economy may not be as robust as it seems?
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?
What are we going to do about public education?
What will you do for this country's education system?
Explain what you mean by saying there's a tension between efficiency, morality, responsiveness, and mercy.
Why do think you can be elected, given that historically America has never elected a mayor to the White House?
How would you respond to an act of war from Russia?
Would you support getting rid of the Electoral College?
Do you think eliminating the Electoral College will cause voter apathy?
Do you support a popular vote over the electoral college?
Why do you want to abolish the electoral college?
Why is it necessary to make changes to the SCOTUS and Electoral College to protect our democracy?
If you get rid of the electoral college, what are you going to do to make sure smaller population states are still represented?
Is Warren's plan to cancel up to $50,000 in student loans for households earning less than $100,000 a good idea?
What did you mean when you said "the best way not to be caught up in endless wars is to avoid starting one in the first place" in the third Democratic debate?
Would our troops still be in Afghanistan during your first term?
What can we do to make sure women, and especially women of color, start making as much money as our male counterparts?
Do you consider yourself an insider or outsider with regards to politics?
Which part of your life experience best prepares you for being President?
Who or what inspired you to run? Why are you running?
Pete explains why and how we should ground American foreign policy in the needs of local communities.
Why do you want to be President?
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?
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's your biggest mistake as Mayor of South Bend?
How does being the mayor of South Bend translate to being the President of the United States?
How does the Mayor of South Bend make the transition to being President?
Why are you still exploring and not officially running?
Pete calls attention to the rising threat of white nationalism and right-wing extremism at home.
Mayor Pete reads a passage from his book about growing up in the millennial generation.
If you become President, will you tweet yourself?
How did your Oxford training impact your precision when speaking?
Fairness as a value.
What do you believe with regards to taxing the wealthy?
What is your faith background?
Did you face any discrimination in your church when you were growing up?
How do you address the religious right that is going to vote Republican no matter what?
What did your late father think about you running for President?
How do you respond to Trump's tweet that he is "the best thing that has ever happened to Puerto Rico"?
Gun to your head, Pence or Trump finishing out the term?
Pete lays out some of the challenges facing rural America.
Will you legally recognize a third gender on IDs?
Couldn't we just make all public servants tax exempt?
What's the least sexy part of being mayor of South Bend?
Where does the revenue come from to pay for a progressive agenda?
Would you repeal the Trump tax cuts?
You would be the first openly gay President. Do you see yourself as a trailblazer?
What did you mean by "profanity may be abusive but also poetic"?
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?
If you were President what would your policy be with regards to Venezuela?
Would you keep US service members in Syria if you were president?
What do you think of the French proposal to ease sanctions and offer credit lines to get Iran back into the nuclear deal?
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?
Pete explains his foreign policy approach to Israel and Palestine.
In your opinion, what does the Democratic party lack when trying to connect with the middle of the country?
Pete explains why American freedom includes the freedom to organize.
Pete on the real meaning of freedom
Where do you stand on the issue of Israel?
What message did you take from the recent polls that show Trump doing well against Democratic candidates in places like Michigan?
Why do you think millennials are so attracted to you?
Why are you running?
Was there anything you heard in Iowa on the campaign trail that surprised you?
Is it a problem that you take more money from the technology industry than other candidates?
What is your reaction to the shooting of six police officers in Philadelphia?
How did your experiences with Massachusetts' people and institutions shape you?
Why did you decide to serve in the military?
How much can you listen to social media?
How does your position on health care differ from other candidates in the race?
What is your position on health care?
How have your views developed over the years on the merits of single payer health care proposals like Medicare For All?
Philosophically, why do you think we need to preserve private insurance companies and how do you think they make our health care system better?
What does health care look like under your administration?
What does your proposal of "Medicare for All Who Want It" mean?
Should the middle class pay higher taxes in exchange for guaranteed healthcare and the elimination of insurance premiums?
Do you believe that there should be any limit to a woman's right to have an abortion?
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?
Is the VA doing enough for mental health? How do you manage mental health issues in the civilian population?
As President, and somebody who has been in the military, what are you going to do to fix the VA system?
Would you abolish private health insurance plans in favor of a government run plan?
Do you believe the government should pay for college?
Should we also have restorative policies around the historical injustices done to Native Americans?
What's the last book you read?
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?
Do you support HR1?
What is your reaction to Trump drawing on the official map of Hurricane Dorian's projected path with a sharpie so that it included Alabama?
Who are you?
What is the extent to which racial backlash explains recent election results?
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?
Why a midwesterner for the nominee?
What is the balance to raising the minimum wage without raising the cost of products?
What kind of technological solutions do you think will become necessary with population growth of the largest cities?
Why are you rising in the polls?
How can we move the VA system towards the models set by the best hospitals and move away from the idea of privatization?
Pete explains why upholding American interests abroad must never conflict with American values.
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 identifies a whisky on Sip N' Skimm.
Should the media do a better job of covering politics?
Will you ride the slide with my son?
Do you think Kamala Harris was wrong when she talked about eliminating private insurance?
What do you mean by "policy and symbolism cannot be decoupled?"
Why leadership matters
Pete thanks Congressman Lee Hamilton.
How do you come to your position on a difficult issue?
When you were working on the Kerry campaign, did you think you would ever run for President?
I'm sorry to hear about your father's passing. How did he feel about you running for President?
Why is your message different than others?
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?
Why do you think your candidacy is catching on like wild fire?
Pete gives a closing statement at the NAACP Candidate Forum in Detroit.
In South Bend, what is the minimum wage for city workers?
You've improved many metrics in South Bend during your time as mayor, but the poverty rate is still above the state level. Explain.
As president, would you support the Military Justice Improvement Act for victims of sexual assault in the military?
What do you mean by "medicare for all who want it"?
Do you support Medicare for All?
Pete gives a way forward for the DNC
Do you think Vice President Pence would be a better or worse president than President Trump?
Are you worried the military has become politicized in a way it didn't before?
Pete criticizes Trump's military 4th of July parade in the context of his military service.
Pete gives the motivation behind his national service policy proposal, including his personal experience in the military.
Are millennials fragile?
Why are there so little contracts for minority owned enterprises in your city?
Would you order the full release of the Mueller report?
How do I convince others that you're the best candidate in this race?
What can you do as president about right-to-work laws when they are state laws and not federal laws?
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.