Pete Buttigieg to be in Bloomington Tuesday

(AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has been quickly growing his campaign as he tries to maintain his early momentum through the long haul of the 2020 race.

This week his Chicago-based staff moved from a shared workspace to an office previously occupied by an offshoot of President Barak Obama’s campaigns.

The campaign’s headquarters in South Bend, Indiana, where Buttigieg serves as mayor, will soon move to a bigger office to accommodate a staff that’s grown from six in January to roughly 85.

It’s a long way from the dark, largely unfurnished office where Buttigieg and his half dozen staffers hatched his long shot campaign. He reached the top tier of a crowded field by spring and says his goal is to ensure he wouldn’t be a “flavor of the month.”

Buttigieg will make an appearance in Bloomington this coming week. He’ll be at IU Auditorium Tuesday at 1pm to deliver remarks on foreign policy and national security.  Former Congressman Lee Hamilton will introduce him. The event is free but free tickets are required.  Tickets can be picked up in person only starting at 1 Monday afternoon at the IU Auditorium Box Office.  The line will start at Noon. There is a limit of one ticket per person.