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Andrew Yang to run for New York City mayor, report

Yang is reportedly taking to NYC politicians but has declined to comment on purported bid

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Updated: December 11, 2020 - 8:52am

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Entrepreneur and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is making plans to run for New York City mayor.

Yang, whose presidential campaign centered on a universal basic income for every American, has been telling city leaders that he intends to run in next year’s election, according to The New York Times

He is not expected to announce his bid until at least next month and has already met with a top City Council member, the newspaper reports. Yang declined Thursday to comment to The Times about the purported bid. 

The 45-year-old Yang is now in Georgia campaigning for Democratic candidates  Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the state’s two Senate runoff races.