Pete Buttigieg lands two key Connecticut endorsements

David Caplan
September 09, 2019 - 5:43 pm
Pete Buttigieg

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has picked up a pair of key endorsements in Connecticut, further cementing his support in the tri-state area. (He's raised more money in New York, for example, than any other candidate.)

Bob Duff, the majority leader in the Connecticut State Senate, has endorsed the South Bend, Indiana, mayor.

State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey of Fairfield, has also endorsed Buttigieg, 38. 

“I have known Pete for the better part of eight, nine years, and I know he’s a candidate who can bring the country back again," Duff said. 

He added, "He speaks in a way people can understand, and I have confidence with his plans to unite this country. I think he can inspire, unite, and think long-term for our children and grandchildren. He thinks of an America that can become better and brighter than today. He’s a candidate to unite a very broken country."

McCarthy Vahey said of Buttigieg, "He brings reason. He brings sensibility and he brings real values talking about freedom and security and democracy." 

Buttigieg told WTNH that local endorsements are key.

"It’s very important because politics is all about relationships," he said. "And one thing we need to do is make sure that voters who maybe haven’t heard much about me get to hear from people who do. So Senator Duff and Rep. McCarthy Vahey are people who I’ve known for years in the community of elected officials from the new generation who are very solutions-oriented and it means a lot to me to have their support."