Andrew Yang to Start New Political Party

Andrew Yang, the businessman who ran for president in the 2020 Democratic primary before dropping out and endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden, reportedly no longer identifies as a Democrat and will be starting a new political party.

Yang, 46, plans to announce the start of his new party next month, according to POLITICO, which spoke to two sources familiar with the matter. Business Insider, citing a source familiar with the plan, reports that the party will be aimed at centrists.

It’s unclear whether Yang has already left the Democratic Party — which he identified with during his rise to prominence — or what role he sees the new party playing in politics going forward.

The move will coincide with the launch of Yang’s new book, “Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy,” which will be released on October 5, less than a month before the New York City mayoral election. Yang dropped out of the New York City race after finishing poorly in the Democratic Primary, in which he trailed several candidates.

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