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US Senate Confirms Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation and First Openly-Gay Cabinet Member

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The United States Senate has just confirmed Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation, by a large margin. Buttigieg, a former Democratic candidate for president who quickly won a strong following, along with the Iowa caucuses, becomes the first openly-gay Senate confirmed Cabinet member in U.S. history.

The bipartisan vote was 86-13, a large margin by any standard, but especially in these hyper-partisan times.

A Millennial, at 39 Buttigieg also becomes the youngest member of the Biden Cabinet.

South Bend’s former “Mayor Pete,” now “Mr. Secretary,” says he is “honored and humbled.”

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Pete Buttigieg Picked to Become Biden Cabinet Secretary: CNN

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg will be nominated to become a cabinet secretary in the Biden-Harris administration.

CNN reports Buttigieg has been picked to become the next Secretary of Transportation.

If confirmed Buttigieg would become America’s first Senate-confirmed LGBTQ Cabinet secretary.

“The choice vaults a candidate Biden spoke glowingly of after the Democratic primary into a top job in the incoming administration and could earn Buttigieg what many Democrats believe is needed experience should he run for president again,” CNN notes.

Many see Buttigieg as a highly-skilled and talented politician who surpassed expectation in the primaries. Biden spoke glowingly of Buttigieg, bestowing upon him his highest honor: comparing him to his late son Beau Biden.

Rumors last week were flying, saying Buttigieg might be Biden’s nominee to be Ambassador to China.

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Watch: Biden Announces He’s Raised a Whopping and Record-Breaking $383 Million in September

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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and their campaign raised a whopping and historic $383 million in September. That monthly haul is even higher than their record-breaking $364.5 million take in August.

Here’s the former vice president announcing and sharing the breaking news with a grassroots donor he was calling to thank.

No word on the Trump campaign’s September fundraising numbers.

 

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Andrew Gillum: ‘I Identify as Bisexual’

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Andrew Gillum, a progressive Democrat who narrowly lost his race to be Florida governor in 2018, announced Monday morning he is bisexual.

“I don’t identify as gay but I do identify as bisexual.  And that is something that I’ve never shared publicly before,” Gillum told Tamron Hall on her talk show.

Gillum served as the Mayor of Tallahassee from 2014-2018.

He lost his race to become Florida governor by just 36,219 votes, or about 0.4% of the total.

In March he announced he was entering rehab.

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