South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is, at 37, the youngest Democrat running for the presidency in 2020, and don’t you forget it.
The mayor referenced his age several times during Tuesday evening’s Democratic debate on CNN, which featured 10 of the 20 qualifying candidates vying to unseat President Donald Trump. Buttigieg has quickly made a name for himself among the coalition of front-runners, facing off against septuagenarian Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and casting himself as a deft political opponent despite his youth.