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Pete Buttigieg: What to know about his plan for debt-free college

Pete Buttigeig
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has gained more social media engagement on a per article basis than any of his potential 2020 rivals, has endorsed debt-free college over tuition-free college.

Pete Buttigieg: Everything you need to know about the 2020 candidate

Pete Buttigieg.
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If elected, Pete Buttigieg (boot-a-judge, often referred to as “Mayor Pete”), the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, would be the youngest U.S. president ever. He also would be the first openly gay president in the nation's history. Buttigieg came out publicly in an essay in the South Bend Tribune during his 2015 re-election campaign.