2020 Spotlight: Pete Buttigieg

When Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Ind., announced the formation of his 2020 exploratory committee earlier this year, almost no one took him seriously. However, in a matter of a few months, there seems to be a Buttigieg boomlet, with some calling him a "laboratory concoction of what a politician might be." The 37-year-old's resume is quite impressive: a Navy veteran, an alumnus of both Harvard and Oxford, a polyglot fluent in eight languages, a Rhodes scholar, a recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award and a pianist. Last month, thousands of people gathered in the rain as Buttigieg threw his hat in the presidential primary ring, with the message of "intergenerational justice" and a promise to "usher in a new American spring.” How did this Midwestern millennial whose name no one seemed sure how to pronounce manage to establish himself as a solid contender? Find out here.

2020 Spotlight: Pete Buttigieg