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Favorite Indiana Politician: Mayor Pete or Leslie Knope?

Twitter set itself on fire when its new favorite political candidate and one of its favorite fictional characters met. At a recent event, "Parks and Recreation" actress Amy Poehler was asked which candidate Leslie Knope would cast a vote for. Poehler said she could see Knope casting her vote for Indiana's own Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg then blew the Internet's mind by saying he was the Indiana Parks and Recreation Association’s 2018 Elected Official of the Year. So who's the better Indiana politician? 

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Favorite Indiana Politician: Mayor Pete or Leslie Knope?
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Favorite Indiana Politician: Mayor Pete or Leslie Knope?
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Pete Buttigieg's award win would make Leslie Knope proud. 

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While Mayor Pete seems to be receiving consistently positive coverage, Leslie Knope's political career was a roller coaster. But even in the face of serious criticism, she always stayed true to herself! 

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Hopefully, Buttigieg is able to handle himself around Joe Biden a little better than Leslie Knope did. (Especially since he will probably have to debate him at some point.)

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One issue Buttigieg has spoken about during the campaign is the way communities are disappearing due to automation and technology. 

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Leslie Knope constantly has to deal with the community of Pawnee, Indiana and somehow she remains optimistic and committed. Mayor Pete would be inspired!

FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Favorite Indiana Politician: Mayor Pete or Leslie Knope?
A festive crown for the winner
#MayorPeteFTW
#TeamLeslieKnope