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Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg's overwhelmingly white crowd at event on Chicago's South Side reinforces his struggles to draw support from black voters

CHICAGO - South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg held a self-described grassroots campaign rally in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood on Tuesday night, but the overwhelmingly white audience he drew to the event in a historic black neighborhood reinforced the difficulty the Democratic presidential hopeful has had in connecting with African American voters.

Buttigieg did not acknowledge the makeup of the audience in his remarks or in answering questions from the 1,000 people at the sold-out event, but did touch on it briefly as he closed the hourlong rally with a plea for his supporters.

"Find the people who don't look like most of you in this room and let them know they have the chance, not just to support this campaign, but to shape it," Buttigieg

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