Meet Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Democratic presidential candidate 'Mayor Pete,' who is a high school teacher and dog dad
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- Chasten Buttigieg, who is married to South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg, has become a popular figure in his own right.
- The 29-year-old junior high school teacher's wit, intimate social media musings, and polished speeches have prompted glowing media coverage and declarations that he's "winning the 2020 spouse primary."
- Chasten has already said that as the country's inaugural first gentleman, he'd focus on improving public schools, access to arts education, and mental healthcare.
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"Being Pete's husband has already been the adventure of a lifetime," he told the crowd at a Human Rights Campaign annual dinner last week. "I now live in a world where people take photos of me in the deodorant aisle at the grocery store."His regular wit, intimate social media musings, and polished speeches have prompted glowing media coverage and declarations that Chasten is "winning the 2020 spouse primary."
pronounced "BOOT-edge-EDGE") are in part campaigning on their identity as gay men. Mayor Pete, as people in South Bend call him, is the second-ever openly gay man to run for president. "I could be the first man in history to pick out the White House china," Chasten, an improv comedian, said to cheers during his HRC speech.
Here's what you need to know about Chasten Buttigieg:
Chasten left his job as a junior high school teacher to campaign with his husband.
The couple have two rescue dogs they mention regularly on the campaign trail.
Chasten is very online.
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