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1234, 23 Feb 22

Pay for Play in South Bend

No shocker here.

Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg’s top political donors received millions of dollars in city contracts after giving thousands to his campaigns while he was mayor of South Bend, Indiana.


Buttigieg’s political action committees took money from 23 companies who then got jobs from South Bend’s Board of Public Works on which he was seated, documents obtained by reveal.


On two occasions, the former presidential candidate received donations the same day the companies were awarded contracts.


Other city contractors gifted the mayor cigars, alcohol and golf trips worth hundreds of dollars.


The companies, their executives and spouses donated a total $253,750 to Buttigieg’s campaigns, and received a total of at least $33,310,426 in city contracts between 2011 and 2019.

On a side note, can we please stop saying “gifted”? We already have a word for the past tense of “give.” It’s “gave.” They “gave” Buttigieg bribes.


1234, 23 February 2022


  1. Mar

    I doubt he noticed as his husband and her were pretending to be pregnant and give birth and then take months off to raise the kid.

  2. Tuerqas

    “But government watchdogs say the Democrat’s pattern of donations and contracts as mayor could present the appearance of a ‘pay to play’ scandal”

    APPEARANCE?!? Yeah, that is what the public would be thinking. He would appear guilty of doing what he obviously did.
    He seems pretty cheap though. If he keeps to the same scale, he will only be about 1,617,000 richer after he gives it all out. He can do better if he gives up near future Presidential aspirations.

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