“Why not go with somebody who isn’t a product of one faction or another faction, but somebody who is here to deliver the fresh start our party needs,” Buttigieg said at a recent party forum.
Also in the mix is South Carolina party Chairman Jaime Harrison, a potential kingmaker in the DNC vote who wants to wage an all-out war on the GOP.
“Republicans don’t cede any territory to us,” he said in an interview. “Look at Maryland, Massachusetts and Maine — what do they have in common? Republican governors. Democrats have to take a page of that playbook. If we do that, it will pay dividends.”
His campaign, in particular, focuses on areas of the country he said were long neglected by the national party.
“The party has failed in the South and in some states in the West, too,” he said. “A million dollars in South Carolina goes a long way. It will help build these regions up, because right now we’re ceding that ground and territory.”
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