The mood in Pete Buttigieg’s South Bend: ‘Hopeful, energetic — and tense’

What do the residents of South Bend, Ind., home to Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, think of him? After decades of malaise, South Bend went through big changes during Buttigieg’s tenure as mayor.

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Melanie Mason is a reporter covering the 2020 presidential campaign. She started with the Los Angeles Times in Washington, D.C., in 2011, covering money and politics, and she also covered state politics and government in Sacramento.