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Andrew Yang dropped out of New York City’s mayoral race late Tuesday, as early results showed him in a distant fourth place in the Democratic primary.
“I am not going to be the next mayor of New York City, based upon the numbers that have come in,” Yang told supporters at his Election Night party in Midtown.
The tech entrepreneur, a frontrunner for the early weeks of the race, was the first City Hall contender to concede on Tuesday.
Early returns from the Board of Elections showed the former presidential candidate performing poorly, with just 11 percent of the vote behind, Eric Adams, Maya Wiley and Kathryn Garcia.
“This campaign has been amazing,” Yang told his backers, striking an optimistic tone.
Before he ran for mayor, Yang said, “there was so much about New York City I did not know.”
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