Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and one of about two dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls, will hold a fundraising event in Portland on Thursday, Aug. 22.

Buttigieg, who has been endorsed by State Treasurer Henry Beck, will be the first candidate to visit the state leading up to the 2020 election.

President Trump visited Maine five times, including a stop in Portland, the state’s largest Democratic stronghold, during his presidential campaign in 2016.

Buttigieg’s Portland fundraiser is being billed as a grassroots event with ticket prices ranging from $18.35 for veterans up to $250 for “champion” donors. The venue for the event has not yet been announced, but several social media postings by people who said they obtained tickets suggest the location will be the State Theatre.

 

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