Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg is set to be a key figure behind implementing the new infrastructure law, a role that gives the former mayor and presidential candidate an opportunity to further raise his national profile.
Buttigieg in December visited four key swing states – New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia – where he promoted the law. He’s also set to play a big role in helping Democrats in competitive districts in the 2022 midterm elections.
After a relatively strong first year in office, allies and supporters see a tremendous opportunity for the former South Bend, Ind., mayor in the next year.
“Right now, Buttigieg is the most prominent outwardly facing member of the administration and he’s handled that position so far with aplomb and has done a great service to the Biden administration,” said former Rep. Chris Carney (D-Pa.), a Biden ally.
Buttigieg was joined…