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Who is Chasten Buttigieg: 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg’s husband

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If social media presence is any indication, Chasten Glezman Buttigieg is the most popular 2020 presidential spouse on the trail.

South Bend, Indiana mayor and 2020 contender Pete Buttigieg‘s husband has amassed national name recognition as his husband launched from relative obscurity to one of the most talked-about Democrats in the 2020 race.

While his husband welcomes the new attention, Chasten is quick to poke fun at it.

“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.”

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The Buttigiegs (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:

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