Earlier today, former Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang filed papers to start a bid to become Mayor of New York City. Yang, who’s sure to be an automatic front runner, will, however, face opposition to take on the city’s top job.
The already crowded field has a number of top contenders such as Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under the Obama Administration, Shaun Donovan, and Congressman Max Rose.
Yang will, however, have a ton of money at his disposal since his Presidential bid Andrew Yang has become a household name and will definitely have a war chest of cash and supporters lined up to back him when he starts campaigning.
So far, Andrew Yang has been quietly putting together a campaign behind closed doors. Earlier this week, Yang met with Rev. Al Sharpton, a known right of passage for candidates seeking to become Mayor of America’s largest city.
While publicly he has been pretty quiet about his all but certain bid earlier today, the former Presidential Candidate tweeted, “2021 is going to be epic,” only amplifying the speculation that he will indeed be running.
So far, the polling shows Yang with a slight edge over Eric Adams; the latest poll only gave him a one-point lead over the Borough President.
Yang has already got the support of some prominent public figures, such as former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci and actress Whoopi Goldberg.
While there are currently no prominent Republicans running for the top job, some have speculated that Andrew Giuliani, son of former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, may end up jumping into the race; however that has yet to be seen.
The primary will be June 22, 2021, and the general election will take place on November 2, 2021. This will be the first election in New York City that will implement ranked-choice voting for its primaries.
Originally posted 2020-12-23 22:05:19.