Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang jumps into race for mayor of New York

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Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang jumps into race for mayor of New York


Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang officially jumped into the race to be New York City’s next mayor in a campaign video released Wednesday, joining a crowded field of candidates vying to lead the nation’s largest city.

Yang, a Democrat, travels around New York City in the video, which was directed by Brooklyn-born filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. He outlines proposals for the city to take back control of its subway, which is currently operated by the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority. And he calls for the creation of a citywide universal basic income, which was a cornerstone of his unsuccessful presidential campaign. In the program he envisions, half a million New Yorkers would receive $2,000 to $5,000 a year, according to the campaign.



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