“I am strongly pro-choice. I have always been pro-choice. But I believe we’re a big-tent party, and there are pro-life Democrats, and they are part of our party. I think we need to build a big tent. We need to bring people in instead of shutting them out,” Klobuchar said…

Andy Brack, a former spokesman for late Sen. Fritz Hollings, D-S.C., who now runs StateHouseReport.com and the Charleston City Paper, said that “South Carolina is a lot more conservative place even amongst Democrats than Iowa and New Hampshire. And so when I say that I mean black and white. So I think South Carolina is looking more toward a moderating voice.”

“I don’t see them jumping on a Bernie bandwagon. I don’t really see them jumping on a Pete bandwagon, not because he’s left wing. The sad fact is the African-American churchgoing community is somewhat homophobic, so that’s going to be a problem for him,” Brack said in a phone interview, referring to Buttigieg’s status as the first openly gay man to be a leading candidate for a party’s presidential nomination.