Mayor Pete Buttigieg's Presidential Bid Receives Boost from Hollywood Donors – Deadline

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg has been officially in the presidential race just one day, and South Bend, Indiana politician, has already raised a lot of money.

James Murdoch, who was considered the more moderate conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch's sons, donated $ 2,800 to Buttigieg last month, according to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) – that's the maximum a person can give to a candidate.

ABC Studios TV writer Peter Nowalk also donated $ 2,800. Other key Hollywood contributors include Ken Olin, Jane Lynch and Mandy Moore.

The 2020 Democratic candidate raised more than $ 7 million in the first quarter of the year, his campaign said Monday.

Although he had not officially thrown his hat into the ring last month, Buttigieg gained a lot of fame when he performed at CNN's Democratic Presidential Hall at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas.

After weeks of anticipation, he made his candidacy on a rally Sunday in South Bend official.

"My name is Pete Buttigieg. They call me Mayor Pete, "Buttigieg said at the rally. "I am a proud son of South Bend, Indiana. And I'm running for the President of the United States. "

The 37-year-old politician is a Harvard graduate, a scholar from Rhodes, a veteran of the Navy and speaks seven languages.

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