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Pete Buttigieg teases official 2020 campaign launch

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who launched an exploratory committee for president on Jan. 23, said on Twitter Thursday that he'll be making a "special announcement" in South Bend on April 14.

Why it matters: Online interest in Buttigieg — a 37-year-old gay veteran and Harvard graduate who speaks 8 languages — has skyrocketed since his CNN town hall, generating more engagement with his tweets (2.10 million interactions) during this period than any other candidate's main account except Beto O'Rourke — with half as many followers. Buttigieg's campaign raised $7 million in the first quarter of 2019.

Go deeper: Everything you need to know about 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg