Buttigieg finds himself in the spotlight for better or worse

              FILE - Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy speak to the media after at a groundbreaking ceremony for the New Portal North Bridge project held in Kearny, N.J., Aug. 1, 2022. NJ Transit and Amtrak are replacing the century-old Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River in New Jersey doubling rail capacity between Newark and New York. (AP Photo/Stefan Jeremiah, File)
              FILE - From left, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai listen as President Joe Biden holds a cabinet meeting at the White House, Jan. 5, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
              FILE - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, speaks to a metro worker during the opening of new Silver Line Extension at Washington Dulles International Airport, in Chantilly, Va., on Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
              FILE - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, speaks to the Transportation Research Board gathering in Washington, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)