When Buttigieg Said He Was Going To Run For President, He Meant That Literally

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg kept his campaign staff and reporters on their toes by running during a Memorial Day parade Monday, leaving them scrambling to keep up.

Freelance field producer Marcus DiPaola caught much of Buttigieg’s parade run on video, sharing a compilation of clips he pulled from about two hours of footage.

Buttigieg did not appear to be at all hampered by the fact that he was wearing a dress shirt, khakis and loafers as he picked up a jog on the parade route. (RELATED: Pete Buttigieg Admits That When He Says ‘Fair Taxes’ He Means ‘Higher Taxes’)

DiPaola admitted that he was warned — by Mayor Pete’s husband Chasten Buttigieg — that the South Bend, Indiana native had a habit of running during parades, often with no warning. Despite that warning, DiPaola said he took a spill.

Buttigieg’s chief of staff joked about the “run” as well, saying, “Got my morning workout *running* in the 96th annual West Side Parade with @PeteButtigieg and @CityofSouthBend!”

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