EXETER, N.H. — Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Costner is endorsing presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.
Costner introduced the Democratic presidential candidate at a rally inside Exeter High School on Monday night, where hundreds packed the cafeteria.
“I think we need to move towards the people that make us feel good… I think we need to move toward the ideas that make us feel good to help the country ride. I’m making a choice, other people are going to make their choices,” Costner said.
During the final sprint before the New Hampshire primary, Buttigieg, a former South Bend, Indiana mayor, was greeted by enthusiasm and curiosity inside Exeter High, with the same message that his camp believes resonated with Iowa voters.
Buttigieg continues to ride high after last week’s strong performance in the Iowa caucuses, with a focus on bringing in moderates and independents.
He’s hoping to appeal to those voters who were with Obama in 2012 before switching to Trump in 2016.
The Buttigieg campaign has flooded the Granite State day after day in the run up to Tuesday’s primary, with large crowds at every event he’s attendance, including his final stop in Exeter on the eve of the primary.
It’s an unmistakable sign in the continued growing interest in his candidacy.
This isn’t Costner’s first involvement with politics. In 2008, he endorsed former President Barack Obama.
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