HISTORY: Pete Buttigieg Qualifies For First Dem Debate

The Indianapolis Star reports:

South Bend mayor and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg said on Twitter Saturday morning that 65,000 people have donated to his exploratory committee, a mark that qualifies him to be invited to the first Democratic National Committee debate in June.

The 37-year-old Rhodes Scholar and military veteran promised a “fresh start” for the White House, and he has said it’s time to look to the future and move away from the politics of the past.

Scheduled to appear Sunday on “Fox News Sunday,” Buttigieg has been showing up in nationwide polls as the presidential preference of roughly 1 percent of Democrats. But his fortunes may have turned following a recent CNN town hall, during which he called Vice President Mike Pence a “cheerleader of the porn star presidency.”