Mayor Pete Buttigieg is struggling with black support in his home town of South Bend, Indiana.
Buttigieg contends with the fallout from the shooting of a black man by a white police officer in his city.
A POLITICO analysis of data from his earlier mayoral elections shows he struggled to win the confidence of the city’s black voters.
In his mayoral races Buttigieg repeatedly lagged behind black primary challengers in South Bend's black neighborhoods.
His support in these areas fell after his first term.