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The QC Turns Out for Mayor Pete

Pete Buttigieg at St. Ambrose Univ. in Davenport

More than 1,000 people turned out in Davenport  Tuesday to see Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. It was standing room only at Lee Lohman Arena at Saint Ambrose University as the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana held a rally to end his four-day bus trip in Iowa. 

Buttigieg stressed the importance of security - security from gun violence and white nationalist violence, election security, and cyber security.

"And it means a national mobilization, drawing on the energies of everybody from the public, to the private, to the academic, to the agricultural sector - to confront the reality that climate change and climate disruption are the global security threat of our time."

And he says it also means a better health care system, including his plan to offer "Medicare for all who want it," but no one has to give up their private plan.

Buttigieg also talked about the presidency he'd like to create - where government works for everyone.

"I'm just trying to create a presidency where when you watch what the White House is up to on the news, your blood pressure goes down a little bit instead of up through the roof - because your approach matters too."

His latest trip to Iowa included stops in Des Moines, Newton, Boone, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Waterloo, Elkader, Dubuque, Clinton, and the Quad Cities. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.