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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, right, speaks with Axios' Mike Allen at Axios' What's Next Summit in Washington, D.C.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, right, speaks with Axios' Mike Allen at Axios' What's Next Summit in Washington, D.C. Photo: Ronald Flores

"I don't mean to dodge, it's just that this job takes about 110% of my intellect and attention and I don't know if I'll run for office again or not. But I do really care about the future of the state that I've married into, and adopted, and I think Gov. Whitmer is doing a fantastic job."
— U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who now calls our state home, answering a question from Axios' Mike Allen on Tuesday about whether he plans to run for Michigan governor in 2026

💭 Our thought bubble: A gubernatorial run makes a lot of sense for Buttigieg, but it could be a crowded Democratic field.

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