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Andrew Yang ends presidential bid

NASHUA, N.H. — Businessman Andrew YangAndrew YangGroups seek to get Black vote out for Democrats in Georgia runoffs Media and Hollywood should stop their marching-to-Georgia talk Andrew Yang: Democrats need to adopt message that government is 'working for them' MORE suspended his presidential campaign on Tuesday after a meteoric rise that saw him outlast several other higher-profile Democratic candidates.

"While there is great work yet to be done, you know I am the math guy," Yang told supporters on Tuesday. "It is clear tonight from the numbers that we are not going to win this race.”

"I am not someone who wants to accept donations and support in a race we will not win," he continued. 

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"And so tonight, I am announcing I am suspending my campaign for president," he said to audible disappointment among his supporters, with one yelling, "We love you, Andrew." 

Yang thanked his supporters in a tweet on Tuesday before it was revealed that he was dropping out. 

Yang defied expectations throughout the campaign, climbing into the race’s mid-tier in the second half of 2019.

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The tech entrepreneur outlasted sitting senators and governors in the race, including Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden transition adds new members to coronavirus task force Club for Growth to launch ad blitz in Georgia to juice GOP turnout Biden's political position is tougher than Trump's MORE (D-Calif.) and Cory BookerCory BookerDangerously fast slaughter speeds are putting animals, people at greater risk during COVID-19 crisis Senate Democrats reelect Schumer as leader by acclamation  Hill associations push for more diversity in lawmakers' staffs MORE (D-N.J.) and Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeWashington county warns of at least 17 positive tests after 300-person wedding The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by UAE - US records 1 million COVID-19 cases in a week; governors crack down Washington state issues sweeping restrictions to combat coronavirus surge MORE (D). 

Yang gained national exposure on the race’s debate stages, making every debate stage except the Des Moines, Iowa, debate in January. 

Yang frequently used his time on the debate stage to tout his universal basic income platform, which he called the Freedom Dividend. 

The presidential candidate launched the Freedom Dividend Pilot Program in September, in which at least 10 American families will receive $1,000 a month, or $12,000 a year.

“This is how we will get our country working for us again — the American people,” Yang said during the September debate where he announced the program. 

Updated at 8:38 p.m.