Yang calls out CNN, MSNBC for leaving him off of fundraising graphics

Yang calls out CNN, MSNBC for leaving him off of fundraising graphics
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Entrepreneur and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangPoll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Kings launch voting rights effort honoring John Lewis Eric Adams to meet with Biden on curbing gun violence MORE called out CNN and MSNBC for not including him in a graphic about White House hopefuls’ third-quarter fundraising totals.

“Maybe next time we should raise $20 million #YangGang,” Yang tweeted Thursday, sharing a graphic from CNN that included the fundraising totals from Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Overnight Defense: US launches another airstrike in Somalia | Amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to NDAA | No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia US launches second Somalia strike in week MORE (I-Vt.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegJD Vance takes aim at culture wars, childless politicians Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary The Hill's Morning Report - High-profile COVID-19 infections spark new worries MORE (D), former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Republicans focus tax hike opposition on capital gains change Biden on hecklers: 'This is not a Trump rally. Let 'em holler' MORE (D), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisKavanaugh conspiracy? Demands to reopen investigation ignore both facts and the law 'CON laws' limit the health care competition Biden aims to deliver JD Vance takes aim at culture wars, childless politicians MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerKavanaugh conspiracy? Demands to reopen investigation ignore both facts and the law JD Vance takes aim at culture wars, childless politicians Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary MORE (D-N.J.) alongside their third-quarter fundraising totals. 

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The graphic shows the totals for the candidates, ranging from Sanders’s $25.3 million for the third quarter to Booker’s $6 million. However, Yang, who does not appear in the graphic, raised $10 million in the third quarter, according to his campaign. That number would put him ahead of Booker and just behind Harris. 

CNN said Friday morning that the graphic has been updated for future use.

CNN was not the only news outlet Yang accused of leaving him out. He also tweeted an MSNBC graph showing Sanders’s, Buttigieg’s, Harris’s and Booker’s fundraising hauls.

“I’m pretty sure I should be on this graphic,” Yang tweeted.

The #YangGang, as Yang’s supporters call themselves, and other Twitter users were quick to respond to the businessman’s tweets.

 Yang showed one of the sharpest spikes between second and third-quarter fundraising. Between April and June of 2019, he raised roughly $2.8 million, according to federal filings.

MSNBC responded to Yang's tweet that the graphic aired before Yang released his third-quarter fundraising totals.

— Updated at 11:12 a.m.