yang mayoral announcement

Andrew Yang formally announced his candidacy for New York City mayor in a video posted online Wednesday night.

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Yang, 46, enters the sprawling field of the Big Apple’s mayoral race as the candidate with the most national name recognition following his 2020 presidential bid. 

In his campaign video, Yang sings the praises of New York, walking through the boroughs as he recounts the connections he and his wife, Evelyn, a Queens native, share in the city.

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I moved to New York City 25 years ago. I came of age, fell in love, and became a father here. Seeing our City in so much pain breaks my heart.

Let’s fight for a future New York City that we can be proud of – together. Join us at https://t.co/TGnxwuBiHB pic.twitter.com/n9zxPybgbh

The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Yang grew up in the Upstate New York city of Schenectady before his family moved downstate to Somers, a Hudson Valley town about an hour north of Manhattan. 

Yang recounts his desire to go to the city as much as possible growing up in the introduction of the video.

“New York City always felt like the center of the universe,” Yang says. “I grew up an hour …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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