Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana who launched an exploratory committee about two months ago, told FNC's Chris Wallace on Sunday that signs are "pointing in the right direction" for him to officially enter the 2020 presidential race.
"We put together the exploratory committee and rolled it out in January to see what the response would be to the idea of a Midwestern millennial mayor entering the conversation for president," he explained. "Would anybody take note? How would the fundraising go? Would there be a level of interest in the early states? Now we're seeing all of those things. But because I'm not highly famous and I'm not personally wealthy, it takes a little bit to get the organization in place for a launch."
"You only get to launch once," he continued. "And I've got to tell you, I'm not going to make any news this morning, but all of the signs are pointing in the right direction. And when we do come out, it's a -- it's going to be a big one."