Buttigieg ends historic presidential campaign, urges unity

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THOMAS BEAUMONT, MEG KINNARD and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg, who rose from relative obscurity as an Indiana mayor to a barrier-breaking, top-tier candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, ended his campaign on Sunday. The decision by the first openly gay candidate to seriously contend for the presidency — and among the youngest ever — came just a day after a leading rival, Joe Biden, scored a resounding victory in South Carolina. That sparked new pressure on the party's moderate wing to coalesce behind the former vice president. "The truth is the path has narrowed to a close for our candidacy if not for our cause," Buttigieg, 38, told supporters in South Bend, Indiana. "We must recognize that at this point in the race, the best wa
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