Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg shakes hands with a patron at the Revolution Taproom & Grill as he campaigns, Friday, July 12, 2019, in Rochester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Source: Haris Alic

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg appeared to draw larger crowds in New Hampshire on Friday than Democrat frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden.

Both men hosted rallies in Dover, New Hampshire to discuss their presidential ambitions and court supporters ahead of the state’s first in the nation primary. Although Biden supposedly leads the mayor among New Hampshire voters in the polls, Buttigieg was the one who pulled exponentially more attendees to his event in the state.

Mike Memoli, an NBC News correspondent, was the first to note the disparity in crowd size on social media.

“Joe Biden has a couple hundred outside in Dover this afternoon, where earlier today Pete Buttigieg drew 800+ across town,” Memoli tweeted.

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