Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit AILSA CHANG, HOST: How to rebuild the Democratic Party after losing an election - that is a question one presidential candidate was wrestling with 15 years ago, and it shaped his political path. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg was a newly minted Harvard graduate studying at Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship. He and his friends created an informal group with a mission to help their party's future. NPR's Asma Khalid reports. ASMA KHALID, BYLINE: When Pete Buttigieg arrived in England, he was a curious, bookish 23-year-old, known to his friends as Peter. The year was 2005. The Iraq War was raging on. John Kerry had lost the presidential election, and Democrats were soul-searching. DAN WEEKS: It felt like a pretty...
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A Look Back At The Beginnings Of Pete Buttigieg's Political Ambitions