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Appeals Court Affirms NY Dem Primary Must Happen

Albany’s ABC News affiliate reports: A federal appeals court has given a green light to New York state’s June 23 Democratic presidential primary. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday agreed with a lower court judge who ruled that the primary must include the contest over the state’s objections. Three appeals judges on Friday heard arguments but demonstrated …

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Yang Wins Suit To Reinstate NY Presidential Primary

NBC New York reports: The New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional, a judge ruled late Tuesday. The New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional and deprive withdrawn presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang of proper representation at the Democratic convention, …

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NY Defends Canceled Primary In Suit Brought By Yang

Politico reports: In a lawsuit brought by former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a lawyer representing New York state argued on Monday that the cancellation of the state’s Democratic presidential primary did not harm candidates, like Yang, who are no longer seeking the party’s nomination. Assistant AG Matthew Conrad also said that forcing the state to hold the contest, which would …

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Yang Endorses Biden: The Math Is Prohibitive [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang endorsed Joe Biden live on CNN on Tuesday night, calling him “the right man for the job to help us not just defeat Donald Trump, but govern the country in the years ahead.” “I believe that Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee and I’ve always said I’m going to support whoever …

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REPORT: Bloomberg Camp Pitched Yang For VP Slot

The Wall Street Journal reports: Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has made overtures to Democrat Andrew Yang, courting the former candidate’s endorsement and floating the possibility of Mr. Yang becoming his running mate, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Bloomberg, a latecomer to the race, hasn’t been on any of the ballots in the first three primaries and won’t …

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CNN Hires Andrew Yang As Political Commentator

CNN reports: Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is joining CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday. “I’m excited to join @CNN to help shed light on the election and the candidates’ experiences,” Yang wrote in a tweet following the announcement. “Learned a lot these past months and am glad to contribute to the public discussion.” He’ll appear …

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Andrew Yang Drops Out Of Presidential Race

The Washington Post reports: Andrew Yang, a Democratic businessman who campaigned on giving every adult American a monthly check for $1,000, will end his campaign for president after a disappointing showing in the New Hampshire primary. “I am a numbers guy,” Yang said in an interview before addressing supporters at Manchester’s Puritan Backroom. “In most of these [upcoming] states, I’m …

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Andrew Yang Fires Dozens After Poor Iowa Showing

Politico reports: Andrew Yang’s campaign fired dozens of staffers this week after an abysmal finish in the Iowa caucuses, according to four former staffers who were let go. Among those dismissed were the national political and policy directors of the campaign, as well as the deputy national political director — all senior-level positions. The people who were fired worked across …

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Yang: As President I Might Pardon Trump [VIDEO]

Politico reports: A President Andrew Yang might pardon President Donald Trump. One of the entrepreneur’s 2020 rivals, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, has suggested she would appoint a task force to investigate Trump’s wrongdoing if she won the presidential election. But Yang on Sunday said that would make moving forward difficult. He would listen to the guidance of his attorney general, but …

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Andrew Yang Qualifies For Next Democratic Debate

Axios reports: Andrew Yang on Jan. 26 became the seventh Democrat to qualify for the February debate after polling above 5% in UNH/CNN’s New Hampshire survey, his fourth qualifying poll. The Democratic National Committee added a new method for contenders to qualify for its February debate, allowing any candidate who wins at least one pledged delegate to the DNC from …

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Andrew Yang Raises Strong $16.5M In Fourth Quarter

The New York Times reports: The entrepreneur Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign said Thursday that he had raised $16.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, a considerable sum that represents his best total for a three-month period to date and is likely to put him among the Democratic field’s top five fund-raisers. The $16.5 million raised from October to December …

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Andrew Yang Qualifies For Next Democratic Debate

The New York Times reports: The entrepreneur Andrew Yang has qualified for next week’s Democratic debate, bringing the lineup to seven and ensuring that the candidates onstage will not all be white, though the lineup still does not include any black or Latino candidates. A national Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday showed Mr. Yang at 4 percent. He needed to reach …

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