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Wed Dec 23, 2020, 09:20 PM

Andrew Yang Files Paperwork to Run for New York City Mayor

Source: WNBC News

Businessman and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has filed paperwork to run for mayor of New York City, the city's Campaign Finance Board confirmed on Wednesday.

Yang's filing has the potential to immediately upend a race that was shaping up as a contest between long-entrenched city politicians. It comes just days after a new poll giving him a slight lead among his fellow Democrats running for mayor.

The entrepreneur sparked a huge following in the Democratic primaries for president with his call for universal basic income -- $1,000 a month for every American over 18, no strings attached, funded by a tax on companies benefitting from automation. But, his broad internet popularity did not translate to votes as he'd hoped.


Read more: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics/andrew-yang-files-paperwork-to-run-for-new-york-city-mayor/2797754/

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Reply Andrew Yang Files Paperwork to Run for New York City Mayor (Original post)
brooklynite Dec 2020 OP
VarryOn Dec 2020 #1
pnwmom Dec 2020 #5
brooklynite Dec 2020 #7
pnwmom Dec 2020 #8
onetexan Dec 2020 #10
Polybius Dec 2020 #15
TommyCelt Dec 2020 #14
NYC Liberal Dec 2020 #2
still_one Dec 2020 #3
paleotn Dec 2020 #4
Dopers_Greed Dec 2020 #9
brooklynite Dec 2020 #12
ancianita Dec 2020 #13
Polybius Dec 2020 #16
Marie Marie Dec 2020 #6
mahina Dec 2020 #11

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 09:25 PM

1. I'm not a NYC resident, but he would get my vote...

De blah zee O is an idiot. Yang would be better.

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 10:11 PM

5. Delbasio isn't the only Democratic alternative. Maya Wiley, NY Democrat, is also running.

And probably others.

Maya would get my vote.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 01:15 AM

7. De Blasio is term-limited (thank goodness)

The current field is:

SCOTT STRINGER, City Comptroller
ERIC ADAMS, Brooklyn Borough President
MAYA WILEY, Social Activist
SHAUN DONOVAN, Former HUD Secretary
KATHERINE GARCIA, Former NYC Sanitation Commissioner
RAY MCGUIRE, Vice-Chair of Citigroup
LOREE SUTTON, Former NYC Veteransí Services Commissioner
ZACH ISCOL, Digital Media CEO
CARLOS MENCHACA, Brooklyn City Councilman
DIANNE MORALES, Social Activist
MAX ROSE, Staten Island Congressman

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 01:30 AM

8. That's quite a list! Thanks.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 02:36 AM

10. Maya or Yang

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 01:55 PM

15. Eric Adams was the better choice imo

But now that Wang is in, I'm voting for him. Good guy and extremely likable.

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 12:47 PM

14. The problem is -

Yang isn't a NYC resident either atm. NYC dwellers tend to frown upon that, the requirement to establish residency notwithstanding.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 09:43 PM

2. Because "businessmen" have done such a bang up job

when they get elected to office with no experience in government. Bush. Trump. Bloomberg.

Iím over electing ďbusinessmenĒ straight to higher office. If they want to run, let them start at the bottom and get experience. Elective office requires more than just management skills. Politics requires different skills.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 09:55 PM

3. I am with you

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 10:03 PM

4. Granted. It's a whole different skill set.

Nothing irks me more than..."we need to run government like a business." What? Cut corners to make a few extra bucks? Exactly, how do you "lean out" a fire department to make it "profitable?" Cut staff and equipment to the point where they're overwhelmed when the next disaster inevitably happens? Ugh.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 01:39 AM

9. 100% yes

A lot of businesses are horribly run, yet somehow maintain profitability.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 10:53 AM

12. Bloomberg was a very efficient and popular Mayor...

NYCs overwhelmingly Democratic electorate (7-1 margin) voted for him three times.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 11:00 AM

13. He's down in GA working on the bottom skills as we speak. Yang is more of a technocrat.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 01:57 PM

16. Bloomberg was the best NYC Mayor since Koch though

His third term sucked, his first term was phenomenal, and his second was pretty ok.

And Bush was a businessman? News to me.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 11:26 PM

6. Go Maya!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 10:27 AM

11. Great. Good luck.

I hope itís the beginning of a long successful political career. Heís got good ideas and I like him a lot.

Thatís the view from over here 5000 miles away. I have no idea whatís going on there.

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