Andrew Yang conceded defeat in the New York mayoral election after falling to fourth place despite his front runner status at the beginning of the election.
Why he’s conceding: Yang was one of the first of 13 Democratic candidates to drop out after results showed former police officer Eric Adams in the lead, according to Bloomberg.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article misidentified Andrew Yang as the only Asian American democratic candidate in the mayoral race. Art Chang is also on the primary ballot.
New York City Democrats and Republicans are holding their primary elections today, taking the long battle to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio a step forward.
After weeks of rumors, NY State Sen. John Liu (D-Queens) has officially backed Andrew Yang in the NYC mayoral race.
Why this endorsement matters: As the first Asian American elected to office in NYC, Liu’s endorsement is highly coveted for a growing Asian American electorate.
‘Representation Matters’: Evelyn Yang Criticizes New York Daily News For ‘Racist’ Cartoon of Husband Andrew
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include a statement addressing the New York Daily News cartoon.
Evelyn Yang, the wife of New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, recently condemned a “racist” New York Daily News cartoon of her husband.
New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is facing backlash from social media users after posting a tweet on Monday that appears to be pro-Israel.
What happened: The former 2020 presidential candidate tweeted on Monday that he is “standing with the people of Israel” and “condemn[s] the Hamas terrorists” amid the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) has backed Andrew Yang in his bid to become mayor of New York City.
At a press conference on Monday, Meng described the former Democratic presidential candidate as a coalition builder capable of making the crisis-laden city “come back stronger than ever.”
More than 400 Asian Americans in New York City have signed a letter opposing Andrew Yang’s bid for mayor, arguing that “representation alone is simply not enough.”
New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang was heckled by a crowd of protestors after he attempted to join a Black Lives Matter demonstration on Tuesday.
Today we ride to honor the life of a young black man, Daunte Wright, who was taken by a racist system that does not care about people of color. #DanteWright #blacklivesmatter #dismantlewhitesupremacy #defundthepolice #nyc #bikeride pic.twitter.com/gMpHRQSRBF
New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang has called the recent shooting in Atlanta a hate crime during an anti-Asian hate rally in Chinatown.
Yang and his wife, Evelyn, joined hundreds of New Yorkers at Columbus Park on March 21 in condemning the wave of anti-Asian violence across the country.
New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is being hailed as a hero after going out of his way to protect a news photographer from a man wielding a metal pole while aboard the Staten Island Ferry on Friday.
The incident happened during Yang’s tour of Staten Island, with a small media entourage following him, reports the NY Post.
Mayoral hopeful Andrew Yang is hosting a virtual fundraising event with actors Daniel Wu and Daniel Dae Kim in New York City.
On Saturday, Feb. 20, Yang will be leading a virtual fireside chat with Wu for New York City residents at 8 p.m. EST.
Andrew Yang is currently in the lead to become New York City’s next mayor.
The 46-year-old entrepreneur and politician received 28% support, according to a recent poll.