Andrew Yang (D) is suspending his presidential campaign, according to multiple reports.
The presidential candidate is suspending his presidential campaign and is formally announcing his decision during a speech in New Hampshire Tuesday night.
“The decision was pretty clear,” Yang’s campaign manager Zach Graumann told PBS Newshour’s Yamiche Alcindor. “It doesn’t feel honest to keep taking money and enthusiasm from our supporters, but also from the Democratic Party”:
Zach Graumann, Yang’s campaign manager, also told me: "It was an honor and disappointment for him (Yang) to be the only person of color on that (December) debate stage and left in the race at a high level…It's not reflective of the entire country."
Yang to speak at 8:15 p.m.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) February 12, 2020
BREAKING: Andrew Yang is dropping out of the 2020 race for president. https://t.co/ulCkGgtLVQ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 12, 2020
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 12, 2020
BREAKING: Democrat Andrew Yang set to suspend campaign in a matter of moments over New Hampshire results – CNN
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 12, 2020
New: Sources tell CNN @AndrewYang plans to suspend his campaign. One source telling me that the “MATH just didnt work out”
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) February 12, 2020
“I am so proud of this campaign. Thank you to everyone who got us here,” Yang tweeted Tuesday:
I am so proud of this campaign. Thank you to everyone who got us here. 🙏
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) February 12, 2020
“I will support whoever is the Democratic nominee,” Yang said as he addressed his supporters Tuesday evening. “That said, I hope this campaign can be a message and a word of caution and guidance to my Democratic colleagues that Donald Trump is not the cause of all of our problems,” he continued.
Yang’s decision follow’s a lackluster performance in Iowa and what appears to be another disappointing outcome in the Granite State. The latest RealClearPolitics average showed Yang struggling to gain widespread support, coming in seventh place with 3.2 percent support.