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Pete Buttigieg Maintains Lead in Iowa: Campaign Update

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Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend and 2020 presidential candidate, speaks at a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, on Feb. 2, 2020. 

Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend and 2020 presidential candidate, speaks at a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, on Feb. 2, 2020. 

Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg
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Pete Buttigieg maintained his lead in the Iowa caucuses after the Democratic party released a second tranche of results, cementing his status as a credible contender after an extraordinary rise from the little-known mayor of a small Indiana city to the top tier of the presidential race.

With 71% of precincts reporting, Bernie Sanders was a close second with his promises to deliver Medicare for All and lead a political revolution against wealth inequality.