Pete Buttigieg sets up shop on Main Street

By Rich Molina,

SOUTH BEND - One of the people eyeing the South Bend mayor's office has now set up a campaign office.

Pete Buttigieg has set up shop in a high profile store-front on Main Street, between LaSalle and Colfax.

Buttigieg has yet to officially become a candidate in the May Democratic primary but he sure is acting like one.

Campaign manager Mike Schmuhl said, “We will have an announcement soon about the next stages of the campaign. Pete and I are actively talking with people around the community about this race and about the issues that are important to people.”

The candidate filing period begins Wednesday.