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Politics2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg says he and husband want a child soon

08:41  16 april  2019
08:41  16 april  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, revealed their plan at a rally in Brooklyn on Monday, just one day after he officially launched his 2020 presidential campaign.

Buttigieg, fondly referred to as "Mayor Pete," made the reveal while answering questions about his views on paid family leave, an issue he said he has a "personal stake in."

"We're hoping to have a little one soon, so I have a personal stake in this one, too," Buttigieg said. "We should have paid parental leave and find a way to have paid leave for anyone who needs caring."

Buttigieg, 37, expanded on his plans with his husband, Chasten, in an interview with MSNBC late Monday, noting that his presidential campaign had slowed down their trek to fatherhood a bit.

"This running for president has slowed down the path," he told MSNBC.

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"My husband, he is made for a lot of things. He is a great educator. He has become a great public figure, coming out of the gate," Buttigieg added. "He is going to be an amazing father. I can't wait to see -- I hope I will be good at it, too. I can't wait to see him have that chance."

Chasten Buttigieg, a 29-year-old high school teacher at a South Bend Montessori school, has matched his husband's emergence over the initial months of the 2020 election season with his own prolific Twitter following and candid takes from the trail.

The couple married in 2018 at the Cathedral of Saint James Episcopal church in South Bend. Chasten recently spoke about his newfound fame at an event hosted by the Human Rights Campaign and the significance of his husband's historic candidacy.

"I now live in a world where people take photos of me in the deodorant aisle at the grocery store," he said. "It's not lost on me that I was able to marry the man I love by the grace of one Supreme Court vote."

Mayor Buttigieg, a Rhodes scholar and Afghanistan War veteran, would be the country's first openly gay nominee from a major political party.

ABC News' Christopher Donato contributed to this report.

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