Andrew Yang ends presidential bid

NASHUA, N.H. — Businessman 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 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 Devi HarrisMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation Police killing in Minneapolis puts new scrutiny on Biden pick MORE (D-Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSenate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers Senators ask DeVos to adjust FAFSA form due to the coronavirus pandemic Stakes high for Collins in coronavirus relief standoff MORE (D-N.J.) and Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeInslee says Trump coronavirus response akin to if FDR called Pearl Harbor 'a hoax' Green group proposes nearly T infrastructure and clean energy stimulus plan Washington state bishops respond to Trump's push to reopen churches: 'We will wait' 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.