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Andrew Yang enters NYC mayor's race, files papers to run in 2021 contest

Andrew Yang enters NYC mayor's race, files papers to run in 2021 contest
The city Campaign Finance Board confirmed that Yang registered his campaign with it on Wednesday.

Andrew Yang, who rose to prominence during a longshot presidential run, is officially throwing his hat into next year’s mayoral race.7, 2020 file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.“It makes it more difficult for Ray McGuire because now you have two finance guys,” said Fordham University political scientist Christina Greer.“He has a lot of name recognition so it makes it more difficult for people without that.

(Elise Amendola/AP) As of Wednesday, candidates include city Comptroller Scott Stringer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, Mayor de Blasio’s former legal advisor Maya Wiley, former HUD secretary Shaun Donovan, City Councilman Ron Menchaca and former Citigroup executive Ray McGuire, among several others.” Candidates with more experience in government, such as Garcia and Donavan, could stand to lose ground as a result, she added But Yang will also have to pivot away from a national campaign in which he worked hard to appeal to whites in middle America.

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