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Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is coming to Beaufort County. Here’s where he’ll be

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Pete Buttigieg could be the first openly gay president in American history. He's the mayor of South Bend, IN and deployed to Afghanistan with the Navy Reserve. But does he have enough national experience to secure the Democratic nomination?

On Saturday, yet another 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful is visiting Beaufort County to meet with voters ahead of the state’s February primary.

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is hosting a town hall on Saturday morning in Beaufort, according to his press office.

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2020 Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a town hall meeting, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall AP

The town hall will be at Whale Branch Middle School in Seabrook on 2009 Trask Parkway. Doors open at 9:45 a.m. and will last until noon.

The event is open to the public, and attendees have the option of signing up for the event on his website.

Other Democratic candidates including Andrew Yang, a New York businessman and businessman and entrepreneur; Cory Booker, a New Jersey senator; Elizabeth Warren, a current Massachusetts senator; Beto O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman; John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor; and author Marianne Williamson have also recently held campaign events in Beaufort County.

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Lana Ferguson has covered crime, police, and other news for The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette since June 2018. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the college’s daily newspaper.
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