Some Suggest Andrew Yang Should Run For Mayor Of NYC

February 12, 2020 - 6:34 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Andrew Yang suspended his bid for the White House Tuesday night, but some are suggesting his political future might not be over.

Yang dropped out of the 2020 race when the polls closed in New Hampshire and soon after the news was announced, some Democrats in New York City took to Twitter to suggest he set his sights on City Hall.

Howard Wolfson, a top advisor for presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, wrote that Yang “would make a very interesting candidate” for mayor.

. @AndrewYang would make a very interesting candidate for NYC Mayor in 21. https://t.co/1QE5HrzW2i

— howard wolfson (@howiewolf) February 12, 2020

Some supporters also expressed that they wish he would jump into the race.

I generally like Andrew Yang. I hope he runs for Mayor of NYC or some other office. We need more normal people like him running for office.

— Udai Rohatgi (@UdaiRohatgi) February 12, 2020

Andrew Yang's ideas are great and the gang not backing out completely, they want him for Mayor of New York!

— Sally Pelly (@sally45510) February 12, 2020

I for one welcome an @AndrewYang run for NYC mayor.

— James Cabrera (@jamescabrera) February 12, 2020

Meanwhile, a Democratic consultant told the New York Post that it would be a “natural next step” for the former tech executive.

The New York Times asked Yang if he would consider it, and the 45-year-old replied that he “wouldn’t rule anything out.”

Yang was born in Schenectady, New York and attended Columbia Law School in Manhattan during the 1990s.

If he decides to run for mayor, he will join a growing field of candidates looking to replace Bill de Blasio in 2021, including Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

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