Buttigieg Shoots Down Talk Of Senate Bid

  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg denied plans to run for an open Senateseat in Michigan on Thursday. He said he would remain a member of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet.
  • Buttigieg, who has come under heat amid a large wave of flight cancellationsduring the holidays, said for the time being, he serves at the pleasure of the president.
  • Buttigieg has been floated as a potential Democratic candidate for the seat currently held by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), who is retiring next year. Buttigieg rose to prominence during the 2020 Democratic primaries. He gained national attention as the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and is expected to run for the party’s nomination for president in the future.