Pete Buttigieg’s husband, Chasten Glezman Buttigieg, and Kamala Harris’ husband, Douglas Emhoff, posed for a photo together backstage at the CNN Town Hall event on Monday, April 22. The moment was met with instant excitement by fans on social media.
The picture was posted during Senator Harris’ time slot at the town hall, around 10:30 p.m. Within 20 minutes, the photo had garnered more than 1,000 likes and dozens of retweets. Mayor Buttigieg was scheduled last in the marathon town hall event, at 11 p.m.
The photo of the two men who could potentially become the nation’s first “First Gentleman” triggered excited comments about a possible Harris-Buttigieg ticket. Emhoff posted the photo with the caption, “Look who I ran into at the commercial break…@Chas10Buttigieg!.” Some of the reactions included:
“And there’s my first gentlemen dream ticket”
“The two best POTUS hubbys EVER!!!!! ??”
“I think we’re going to look back on this photo in November 2020. ??♥️?? ????”
“And now you’re best friends right? RIGHT?”
“Omg…how much fun would these two have in the WH”
“Love you both! And would happily vote for either of your spouses. Godspeed as you continue on the campaign trail!”
Chasten Buttigieg & Douglas Emhoff Are the Most Public Spouses of the Democratic Candidates
Chasten Glezman Buttigieg and Douglas Emhoff may have the most public profiles, in terms of presidential candidate spouses. Glezman, a junior high school teacher, has attracted his own following on Twitter since the campaign began; he now has nearly 300,000 followers. He and Mayor Pete have two dogs with their own Twitter profile, and Glezman runs that account as well.
Emhoff, an entertainment and intellectual property lawyer, also has a relatively large Twitter following of more than 24,000 people. It’s unclear if the two had met prior to the CNN Town Halls on April 22, but Emhoff had tagged Glezman in a tweet on March 17. He shared a post from Glezman, who had posted a picture of husband Pete Buttigieg cuddling with one of their dogs, with the caption, “I’m being replaced.” Emhoff commented on it, “Ok, I thought I had pretty good 2020 Spouse Twitter game….good job @Chas10Buttigieg!”
Kamala Harris May Have Had a Slight Edge With the Youth Voters in the Audience at the April 22 Town Hall Over Pete Buttigieg, According to a Harvard Poll Of Generation Z & Millennial Voters
In the series of town halls on April 22, Senator Bernie Sanders was likely the favorite of the majority of the audience, based on the results of a new poll released that morning. The crowd was made up of millennial and Generation Z voters, including 200 Harvard students.
Harvard’s Institute of Politics released the results of a national poll that showed that 31 percent of voters between the ages of 18 and 29 chose Sen. Sanders as their top pick for the Democratic nomination. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has not yet formally entered the race, garnered support from 20 percent of those surveyed. No other candidate came anywhere close to those numbers. A full 20 percent of young voters responded that they were undecided.
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke drew 10 percent of the support. Senator Harris trailed with 5 percent of the vote, Senator Warren with 4 percent, Senator Cory Booker with 3 percent and entrepreneur Andrew Yang with 2 percent. Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Julian Castro, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Governor Jay Inslee all came in with support from just 1 percent of those surveyed.
Harvard Institute of Politics: National Poll of Voters Ages 18-29 [3/08/19 to 3/20/19]