Pete Buttigieg sick, cancels several Florida events

Pete Buttigieg
A Buttigieg campaign spokesman says the former mayor is sick with a cold.

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has canceled four events in south Florida set for Wednesday because of illness.

Buttigieg campaign spokesman Chris Meagher says the former mayor is sick with a cold.

Buttigieg stills plans to attend an event Wednesday in Charleston, South Carolina, with the Rev. Al Sharpton, then travel to Washington for previously scheduled meetings.

Three of the Florida events were fundraisers. Buttigieg has been asking supporters to help him raise $13 million ahead of next week’s 14-state Super Tuesday contests.

Following Tuesday night’s debate, Buttigieg had been scheduled to travel to Coral Gables, Florida, for a fundraiser ahead of a public campaign event. He was then scheduled to headline late afternoon and evening fundraising events in West Palm Beach and nearby Wellington, before traveling to Washington.

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  • Tom L

    February 26, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    I know it’s a bit hard to do when you’re on stage, but Pete needs to cough into his elbow and not his hand. That’s how viruses spread.

  • Pyat

    February 29, 2020 at 12:18 am

    He coughed into the mic every time Bernie Sanders spoke.

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