Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to suspend campaign

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By Tim Stelloh and Vaughn Hillyard  with NBC News Politics
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Pete Buttigieg attends a campaign event in Raleigh, N.C. on Feb. 29, 2020.   -   Copyright  Eric Thayer Reuters

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is dropping out of the race, two aides confirmed to NBC News on Sunday.

The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was supposed to travel to Texas but will instead return to Indiana, where he said he would make an announcement Sunday night.

Buttigiegwon just 2 percent of black voters in South Carolina on Saturday, likely reinforcing doubts about his ability to win votes from one of the party's most important constituencies.

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