Yang 'looking' at running for mayor of New York City
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Entrepreneur and former presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangYang to quarantine after campaign staffer tests positive for COVID-19 Andrew Yang sparks Twitter uproar with pro-bodega video Yang announces run for New York City mayor MORE said he is “looking at” a possible run for mayor of New York in an interview with BuzzFeed News.

“You know, we’re looking at it,” Yang, who has recently become a CNN contributor since exiting the presidential race on Feb. 11, told the publication about a potential run.

“One of the things I’m most curious about is who are the other candidates in the race, and what the race would look like,” the Schenectady, N.Y., native told BuzzFeed.


"Because I tend to want to do something where I feel like I’m gonna have a big impact and add a lot of value, so if there’s someone who’s already running who would have a positive agenda that’s very aligned with mine — I’m not someone who is just driven by maximum political advantage. I wanna see how much value I can add,” he added.

New York will vote on its new mayor next November, with current Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioFauci said second COVID-19 vaccine shot knocked him out for 24 hours Ohio vaccine distributor suspended after improperly storing, spoiling 890 doses Overnight Health Care: Biden signs first executive actions as president | Amazon offers to help Biden with vaccine distribution | Pence delivers coronavirus task force report to Biden MORE ineligible for a third term.

During the interview, Yang also declined to say whether he would endorse former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenRev. Barber says best way to undercut extremism is with honesty Biden requires international travelers to quarantine upon arrival to US Overnight Defense: House approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee | Biden to seek five-year extension of key arms control pact with Russia | Two more US service members killed by COVID-19 MORE, who drew the endorsement of several of his former competitors in recent days, including former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden signs order to require masks on planes and public transportation Senators vet Buttigieg to run Transportation Department The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden hits the ground running on COVID MORE, Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharA Day in Photos: The Biden Inauguration Senators vet Buttigieg to run Transportation Department Democrats shoot down McConnell's filibuster gambit MORE (D-Minn.) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas).

“Joe’s team reached out to me yesterday,” Yang told Buzzfeed. “At this point, I consider Joe a friend."