The City Campaign Finance Board confirmed Wednesday that businessman and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has filed documents to run for mayor of New York.
Yang’s filing has the potential to immediately elevate a race that has long evolved into a rivalry between moving city politicians. It comes just days after a new poll gave him a small lead among fellow Democrats running for mayor.
His call for a global base of income provoked a huge backlash from the Entrepreneurs Democrats’ foremost – $ 1,000 a month for every American over the age of 18, with no strings attached, and companies benefiting from automation being taxed. But his vast internet popularity has not translated into votes as he thought.
According to a PPP poll, Yang has 17 percent support in a Democratic party. This puts him 1 point ahead of Adams, at least 10 points behind all other candidates.
The field is set but far away. Forty percent of voters said they were not sure who they would support, and the poll left many declared or potential candidates, including Rep. Max Rose, who recently filed documents to examine a flow.
NYC’s primary election will be held on June 22 next year. As of Tuesday, at least 35 people had filed documents with the Finance Board to run for mayor.