Andrew Yang and Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet both ended their 2020 presidential bids Tuesday night as the results for the New Hampshire primary started coming in.
“There was a part of me that thought that we might be able to win this race and get this done this cycle,” Yang told Politico.
“And so there’s a lot of disappointment because when you’re goal-oriented and you’re a builder, it’s very hard to pat yourself on the back and say, job well done if you didn’t win. But rationally and objectively, I know that we’ve done something unprecedented and remarkable.”
“I am so proud of this campaign,” he later tweeted. “Thank you to everyone who got us here.”
I am so proud of this campaign. Thank you to everyone who got us here. 🙏
— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) February 12, 2020
Early results from New Hampshire showed Yang trailing all of the other candidates.
Yang, a businessman, ran a campaign centered around his pledge of “universal basic income” which would give every American citizen $1,000 a month.
The 45-year-old built a different style of campaign focused not on party tribalism like his Democrat peers, but on how tech automation which he warned will threaten millions of American jobs.
Yang fired dozens of staffers after he finished in sixth place in last week’s Iowa caucus with less than 1 percent of the delegates.
Bennet, 55, was a late entrant to the race who staked his bid largely on trying to win New Hampshire. He only formally announced his candidacy in late April, after completing treatment for prostate cancer. He was the seventh senator and second white Colorado moderate to join the field, which made it difficult for him to stand out.
VIA: NY POST
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