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Pete Buttigieg's improbable rise. It's looking more real every day.

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEFeb. 9, 2020, 10:28 PM UTC / Updated Feb. 10, 2020, 3:41 PM UTCBy Alex Seitz-WaldNASHUA, N.H. — The day little-known small city mayor Pete Buttigieg launched his exploratory presidential bid in January 2019, a major media organization expressed reluctance to his campaign about even adding him to its list of White House candidates.Almost exactly a year later, the day of Iowa's caucuses, it was a very different story. Buttigieg's day began in a Des Moines hotel room with a sprint of predawn national media interviews — NPR, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and more.It ended, 18 hours later, with the Buttigieg, 38, ...