Mayor Pete Buttigieg holds rally in Nashville

Posted: 9:13 PM, Jul 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-17 23:57:33-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg held a rally in Nashville, hoping to boost his chances to become the next president.

Buttigieg is the fourth democratic 2020 hopeful to make a stop in the mid-state. Beto O'rourke held an event in Nashville last week.

Former Vice president Joe Biden held a fundraiser in Middle Tennessee. And former HUD secretary Julan Castro spoke to Tennessee democrats earlier this year.

Buttigieg spoke to supporters at the Canary Ballroom Wednesday night, highlighting his plan to protect immigrants.

After the rally, the mayor of South Bend, Ind. told reporters about the importance of cities like Nashville.

"It's important to speak to people in every part of the country, we can't just write off whole states and say they're conservative, so they're going to be Republican forever," Buttigieg said. "The one way we know we're going to lose a place is if we don't even show up."