Pete Buttigieg Is Raising Serious Cash. Is He A Serious 2020 Contender? | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

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    >>> I AM WHO I AM AS EVERYBODY
    >>> I AM WHO I AM AS EVERYBODY COME NOTHING TO THIS PROCESS IS
    COME NOTHING TO THIS PROCESS IS AND I'M CERTAINLY PASSIONATELY
    AND I'M CERTAINLY PASSIONATELY COMMITTED
    COMMITTED COMMITTED TO MAKING SURE THE
    COMMITTED TO MAKING SURE THE LEADERSHIP IN THIS COUNTRY AS I
    LEADERSHIP IN THIS COUNTRY AS I TRIED TO MAKE SURE IT IS IN MY
    TRIED TO MAKE SURE IT IS IN MY ADMINISTRATION REFLECTS
    ADMINISTRATION REFLECTS DIVERSITY.
    DIVERSITY. IF A MILLENNIAL SON OF AN
    IF A MILLENNIAL SON OF AN IMMIGRANT WHO'S A GAY VETERAN
    IMMIGRANT WHO'S A GAY VETERAN ISN'T PART OF THE DIVERSITY OF
    ISN'T PART OF THE DIVERSITY OF OUR PARTY, THEN DON'T KNOW
    OUR PARTY, THEN DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE I CAN SAY.
    WHAT ELSE I CAN SAY. >> THAT WAS SOUTH BEND, INDIANA
    >> THAT WAS SOUTH BEND, INDIANA MAYOR, PETE BUTTIGIEG.
    MAYOR, PETE BUTTIGIEG. HE RAISED MORE THAN $7 MILLION
    HE RAISED MORE THAN $7 MILLION IN THE FIRST QUARTER.
    IN THE FIRST QUARTER. THAT'S JUST BEHIND SENATOR
    THAT'S JUST BEHIND SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS WHO RELEASED HER
    KAMALA HARRIS WHO RELEASED HER $12 MILLION TOTAL A LATE
    $12 MILLION TOTAL A LATE TONIGHT.
    TONIGHT. WE HAVEN'T SOON THE FUND RAISING
    WE HAVEN'T SOON THE FUND RAISING FIGURES YET.
    FIGURES YET. FROM BETO O'ROURKE WHO FORMALLY
    FROM BETO O'ROURKE WHO FORMALLY KICKED OFF HIS CAMPAIGN THIS
    KICKED OFF HIS CAMPAIGN THIS WEEKEND.
    WEEKEND. HE DREW MASSIVE CROWDS IN HIS
    HE DREW MASSIVE CROWDS IN HIS HOME STATE OF TEXAS AND AMONG
    HOME STATE OF TEXAS AND AMONG SEVEN OTHER CANDIDATES IN THE WE
    SEVEN OTHER CANDIDATES IN THE WE THE PEOPLE SUMMIT TODAY.
    THE PEOPLE SUMMIT TODAY. WITH US TO TALK ABOUT IT ALL,
    WITH US TO TALK ABOUT IT ALL, COLUMNIST AND ASSOCIATEDTER AND
    COLUMNIST AND ASSOCIATEDTER AND REAL WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT
    REAL WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT FOR BOSTON'S NPR NEWS STATION.
    FOR BOSTON'S NPR NEWS STATION. MAYOR PETE HAS NOT MADE A SINGLE
    MAYOR PETE HAS NOT MADE A SINGLE MISSTEP AND IF ANYTHING HE KEEPS
    MISSTEP AND IF ANYTHING HE KEEPS GETTING BETTER.
    GETTING BETTER. HE KNOWS HOW TO TAKE A NEWS
    HE KNOWS HOW TO TAKE A NEWS CYCLE AND PUT HIS MESSAGE --
    CYCLE AND PUT HIS MESSAGE -- WHICH SEEMS TO BE HIS STORY,
    WHICH SEEMS TO BE HIS STORY, INTO THAT NEWS CYCLE
    INTO THAT NEWS CYCLE EFFORTLESSLY AND IT'S PAYING
    EFFORTLESSLY AND IT'S PAYING OFF.
    OFF. >> REMEMBER TOO, WE ARE REALLY
    >> REMEMBER TOO, WE ARE REALLY EARLY IN THE PRIMARY SEASON.
    EARLY IN THE PRIMARY SEASON. A LARGE NUMBER OF DEMOCRATS HAVE
    A LARGE NUMBER OF DEMOCRATS HAVE NOT EVEN BEGUN PAYING ATTENTION.
    NOT EVEN BEGUN PAYING ATTENTION. FOR MULTIPLE CANDIDATES AT THIS
    FOR MULTIPLE CANDIDATES AT THIS POINT TO BE PULLING IN THESE
    POINT TO BE PULLING IN THESE LARGE FUND RAISING NUMBERS SAYS
    LARGE FUND RAISING NUMBERS SAYS SOMETHING.
    SOMETHING. IT'S GOOD NEWS FOR THE PARTY
    IT'S GOOD NEWS FOR THE PARTY UNGENERAL AND CERTAINLY FOR
    UNGENERAL AND CERTAINLY FOR THESE CANDIDATES.
    THESE CANDIDATES. SOMEBODY LIKE MAYOR BUTTIGIEG
    SOMEBODY LIKE MAYOR BUTTIGIEG WHO DOESN'T HOLD STATE WIDE
    WHO DOESN'T HOLD STATE WIDE OFFICE.
    OFFICE. FOKS ARE STILL TRYING TO SAY HIS
    FOKS ARE STILL TRYING TO SAY HIS NAME RIGHT IS ABLE TO INSPIRE
    NAME RIGHT IS ABLE TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO THE POINT WHERE HE'S
    PEOPLE TO THE POINT WHERE HE'S ABLE TO PULL IN THESE TYPES OF
    ABLE TO PULL IN THESE TYPES OF NUMBERS.
    NUMBERS. THERE'S BEEN QUESTIONS ABOUT
    THERE'S BEEN QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER HE HAS ENOUGH OPERATION
    WHETHER HE HAS ENOUGH OPERATION IN PLACE AND WHETHER HE CAN
    IN PLACE AND WHETHER HE CAN REALLY PLAY IN THE BIG LEAGUES.
    REALLY PLAY IN THE BIG LEAGUES. I THINK ONE THING WE LEARNED IS
    I THINK ONE THING WE LEARNED IS CONVENTION HAS BEEN THROWN OUT
    CONVENTION HAS BEEN THROWN OUT OF THE WINDOW.
    OF THE WINDOW. WE ECAN TALK ABOUT IOWA, NEW
    WE ECAN TALK ABOUT IOWA, NEW HAMPSHIRE.
    HAMPSHIRE. THIS IS A VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE
    THIS IS A VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF ALL THE DEMOCRATS THAT WILL
    OF ALL THE DEMOCRATS THAT WILL HAVE THE SAY AND BE THE NEXT
    HAVE THE SAY AND BE THE NEXT CANDIDATE.
    CANDIDATE. FOUR YEARS AGO DONALD TRUMP
    FOUR YEARS AGO DONALD TRUMP WASN'T IN IT AND EVEN WHEN HE
    WASN'T IN IT AND EVEN WHEN HE DID GET IN IT, PEOPLE DIDN'T
    DID GET IN IT, PEOPLE DIDN'T TAKE HIM SERIOUS LA.
    TAKE HIM SERIOUS LA. AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED.
    AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED. WE HAVE TO LET THIS PLAY OUT AND
    WE HAVE TO LET THIS PLAY OUT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
    SEE WHAT HAPPENS. SENATOR HARRIS'S PULL OF $12
    SENATOR HARRIS'S PULL OF $12 MILLION IS A BIG IMPRESSIVE
    MILLION IS A BIG IMPRESSIVE NUMBER.
    NUMBER. AGAIN THIS EARLY IN THE SEASON.
    AGAIN THIS EARLY IN THE SEASON. >> SHE TOO REAL A EXCEEDING I
    >> SHE TOO REAL A EXCEEDING I THINK, NOT JUST EXPECTATIONS
    THINK, NOT JUST EXPECTATIONS BECAUSE THAT'S A MEDIA GAME.
    BECAUSE THAT'S A MEDIA GAME. BUT RAISING A SIZEABLE AMOUNT OF
    BUT RAISING A SIZEABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY AT A POINT WHERE THE FIELD
    MONEY AT A POINT WHERE THE FIELD FEELS CROWDED.
    FEELS CROWDED. >> SHE HAS PLAYED THIS SHREWDLY.
    >> SHE HAS PLAYED THIS SHREWDLY. SHE HAS A FOCUSSED OPERATION
    SHE HAS A FOCUSSED OPERATION THAT INTENDS TO GET TO THE RIGHT
    THAT INTENDS TO GET TO THE RIGHT GROUPS AND PENETRATE AND EXCITE
    GROUPS AND PENETRATE AND EXCITE THEM.
    THEM. SO WHILE SHE'S NOT GIVING A LOT
    SO WHILE SHE'S NOT GIVING A LOT OF MEDIA INTERVIEWS AND MAKING
    OF MEDIA INTERVIEWS AND MAKING THE CHARM OFFENSIVE SPLASH THAT
    THE CHARM OFFENSIVE SPLASH THAT PETE IS, SHE'S DOING THE SOLID
    PETE IS, SHE'S DOING THE SOLID WORK IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND OTHER
    WORK IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND OTHER PLACES TO GENERATE SUPPORT TO
    PLACES TO GENERATE SUPPORT TO MAKE HER COALITION -- AND AS
    MAKE HER COALITION -- AND AS SOMEONE WHO COVERS WASHINGTON,
    SOMEONE WHO COVERS WASHINGTON, SHE DIDN'T SMILE HER FIRST
    SHE DIDN'T SMILE HER FIRST SEVERAL YEARS IN THE SENATE.
    SEVERAL YEARS IN THE SENATE. AND SHE EARN ITS OUT TO BE QUITE
    AND SHE EARN ITS OUT TO BE QUITE COMPELLING.
    COMPELLING. SHE GIGGLES AND LAUGHS AND
    SHE GIGGLES AND LAUGHS AND STICKS AROUND FOR PICTURES.
    STICKS AROUND FOR PICTURES. SHE'S REALLY PACKING ROOMS.
    SHE'S REALLY PACKING ROOMS. AND IT THE RIGHT APPROACH.
    AND IT THE RIGHT APPROACH. I JUST THINK WORKING THE STREET
    I JUST THINK WORKING THE STREET QUIETLY MET FORICALLY IS REALLY
    QUIETLY MET FORICALLY IS REALLY SMART EARLY ON AND SHE DOESN'T
    SMART EARLY ON AND SHE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE AS MAGNETIC TO GET
    HAVE TO BE AS MAGNETIC TO GET THE ATTENTION BECAUSE HER
    THE ATTENTION BECAUSE HER CANDIDACY IS EXCITING.
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