Buttigieg dominates local caucus

Supporters of South Bend mayor and Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Butigieg gather during last Monday’s caucus at the Monona Community Center. Butigieg dominated the caucus on his way to a victory in Clayton County. (John Jensen/The Outlook photo)

   MONONA — South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg devoted much of his time in the leadup to last Monday’s Iowa Caucuses campaigning in the state. His efforts paid off with a narrow statewide victory and dominant victories in local precincts.

   Buttigieg received four of the Monona precinct’s seven delegates to the Clayton County Convention while Amy Kloubacher, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren received one delegate each.

            Seven of the 10 candidates had support in the first alignment of supporters, though only Butigieg, Sanders and Warren had the 11 supporters needed to be viable candidates, locking their supporters to their candidate. Kloubachar missed viability by one supporter while Joe Biden had five supporters, Tom Steyer two and Andrew Yang one.


For more of this story, see the Feb. 12 Outlook.