“Come together to fight for the future of New York City that we are proud of. Join us at YangforNY.com, ”he added.
Yang suspended his presidential campaign last February, and he spent time as a CNN supporter after leaving the campaign trail. As he ended the campaign, Yang said he had no plans to run for mayor in New York, where he had lived for almost 25 years.
He was joined by dozens of mayor candidates, according to city records. Rivals vie for a city plagued by a pandemic, where unemployment is on the rise, poverty and hunger are on the rise, and budget problems on the horizon may force the next mayor to cut jobs and Government services are greatly reduced.
Mostly unknown outside the tech scene, pre-2020, Yang has been loved by Democrats who admire his happy warrior personality on stage, debates and campaign paths. And he was backed by “Yang Gang” branded supporters who helped him raise $ 40 million over the course of his run, including a surprise $ 16.5 million as the race heated up over three months. The end of 2019
This story has been updated with some background information.