AOC praised Andrew Yang for running ‘a great race’

AOC praised Andrew Yang for running 'a great race'
Yang suspended his 2020 White House bid following his poor result in the New Hampshire primary. Source: AP
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Daily US Times: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, praised entrepreneur Andrew Yang for running ‘a great race’ after Yang suspended his 2020 White House bid following his poor result in the New Hampshire primary.

Ocasio-Cortes is a prominent surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders, both she and Yang became political superstars by running grassroots campaigns centered around issues facing working-class people.

AOC tweeted thanking Andrew Yang: “Your campaign focused on the future, and looked like you were having a lot of fun doing it. Thank you for bringing up ideas like UBI and opening a discourse on how we better value undervalued work like caregiving.”

While Yang ended his campaign, he was in eighth place behind Tom Steyer and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, with almost 25% of the precincts reporting.

The tech entrepreneur stormed the political stage when he announced a universal basic income proposal that would give every American citizen $1,000 per month. He is the only Democratic candidate who sounded the alarm on the dangers of automation to the American economy as we know it.

Though Yang has created a grassroots movement and experienced a meteoric rise on the national scene, the Asian origin candidate suffered a humbling defeat in the Iowa caucuses, earning just 1% support in the second caucus alignment and receiving zero pledged delegates out of state.

In a statement, Yang said: “While there is work left to be done, you know I am the math guy and 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 that we will not win.