Super PAC seeks to spend more than $1 million supporting Yang

Super PAC seeks to spend more than $1 million supporting Yang
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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Hillicon Valley: Facebook permanently shifting thousands of jobs to remote work | Congressional action on driverless cars hits speed bump during pandemic | Republicans grill TikTok over data privacy concerns The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Mnuchin sees 'strong likelihood' of another relief package; Warner says some businesses 'may not come back' at The Hill's Advancing America's Economy summit MORE has the support of a new super PAC, with the group seeking to raise more than $1 million to boost his White House bid.

Vox's Recode first reported that the Math PAC, which was established in September, will engage in both paid media and voter outreach in a number of early voting states.

The group seeks to spend more than seven figures backing Yang's bid, according to Recode.

The group's website states that it "will work to ensure that American’s know that Andrew Yang is our best chance of defeating Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice says it will recommend Trump veto FISA bill Fauci: Nominating conventions may be able to go on as planned Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally MORE."

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"We conduct targeted advertising, plan events, and launch outreach initiatives, so Americans learn what is at stake this election cycle and into the future," it reads. "It is time America elects a President that has done the math so the economy can start to put PEOPLE first."

Will Hailer, who is leading the committee, told Recode that the group's fundraising will “allow the movement behind Andrew Yang to catch up to elected officials — who were able to transfer years of war chests to their presidential campaigns."

“He is running against governors, senators, and institutional actors that have these apparatuses that they can automatically tap into,” Hailer said. “So the only way to be able to give voice to an incredibly important conversation is to find ways to add value to that voice. And that’s what we’re hoping to do through the super PAC.”

Yang previously declared that he will not accept any PAC money. The businessman has also called for an end to super PACs on his campaign website.

"We need to end Super PACs, drown out their influence, and stop pretending that corporations have equal rights to people," his website reads.

The Hill has reached out to Yang's campaign for comment about the new PAC.

Several other 2020 contenders have sworn off money from super PACs, including Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPress: Susan Rice would be ready to step in as POTUS Pentagon charts its own course on COVID-19, risking Trump's ire Warren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden MORE (D-Mass.), former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke on Texas reopening: 'Dangerous, dumb and weak' Parties gear up for battle over Texas state House O'Rourke slams Texas official who suggested grandparents risk their lives for economy during pandemic MORE (D-Texas), Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process 125 lawmakers urge Trump administration to support National Guard troops amid pandemic Biden wins all-mail Kansas primary MORE (D-Hawaii) and former Obama Cabinet Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro.

Yang, who was relatively unknown before he launched his 2020 bid, has defied fundraising expectations, raising $10 million in the third quarter.

He has lagged around 2 percent support in national polls though has drawn more attention in polls of early voting states.

An Iowa poll released this week found Yang at 5 percent support, ahead of politicians such as Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockThe 10 Senate seats most likely to flip OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Coal company sues EPA over power plant pollution regulation | Automakers fight effort to freeze fuel efficiency standards | EPA watchdog may probe agency's response to California water issues Bullock outraises Daines in Montana Senate race MORE (D) at 4 percent, and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisCalifornia 25 and COVID-19 Press: Susan Rice would be ready to step in as POTUS Trump retweets personal attacks on Clinton, Pelosi, Abrams MORE (D-Calif.) at 2 percent.