Buttigieg is “In It to Win It,” speaking in New Hampshire

Pete Buttigieg speaking at a fundraiser in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Lorie Shaull, https://flic.kr/p/2fLQy9e)

FREEDOM, N.H. — Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he’s “in it to win” it.

“You don’t do something like run for President, at least I don’t, unless you are aiming to go all the way,” Buttigieg told NBC.

The South Bend, Indiana mayor made the comment on NBC’s Meet The Press when asked whether his campaign is stalling. Buttigieg said he intends to win during this primary cycle and is not thinking about positioning himself for the next election.

“We have exceeded every expectation from the beginning this campaign when we started out with just four people in a room in South Bend in January and a mailing list smaller than some congressional campaigns,” said Buttigieg.

A RealClearPolitics average of polling has Buttigieg at five-percent, behind Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris.