With just five days left before the general election, South Bend’s mayor is throwing his support behind a candidate in the 2nd District Congressional race.
The mayor says Democrat Mel Hall will help solve issues on Capitol Hill.
He called Hall a proven leader in the community who will fight for the people of South Bend and the 2nd District.
A small crowd gathered at Hall’s campaign headquarters in downtown South Bend.
Buttigieg says Hall is someone who “walks the walk”.
With experience on the farm, at church and in the business world, represents the values of this community.
He says unlike incumbent Republican Jackie Walorski, Hall spends all of his time talking and thinking about the people and is someone who is laser-focused on things like making sure pre-existing conditions are protected.
“When you have a sitting member of the U.S. Congress representing this district who has voted not less than 11 times to take away those protections. Who if she has renounced the current effort to undermine those protections I sure haven’t heard it,” said Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) South Bend.
Buttigieg and Hall both encouraged everyone to get out and vote on Tuesday.