Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., is getting a lot of attention in his bid to head the Democratic National Committee.
Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., is getting a lot of attention in his bid to head the Democratic National Committee. Robert Franklin South Bend Tribune
Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., is getting a lot of attention in his bid to head the Democratic National Committee. Robert Franklin South Bend Tribune
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

The red state savior of the Democratic Party?

February 17, 2017 03:38 PM

UPDATED February 19, 2017 02:16 PM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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