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Reports: Schenectady native Andrew Yang quitting presidential bid

Reports: Schenectady native Andrew Yang quitting presidential bid

Reports: Schenectady native Andrew Yang quitting presidential bid
Andrew Yang
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Schenectady-born presidential candidate and businessman Andrew Yang is ending his bid for the White House, according to multiple reports Tuesday evening.

The reports filtered out as the early primary results from New Hampshire started coming in that showed Yang far back in the race.

Among the news organizations reporting Yang's expected departure was Politico

Yang, the son of a former General Electric employee, lived in the Electric City until he was 4, when his father landed a job at IBM and moved the family to Westchester County.

While his time in Schenectady was brief, Yang told The Daily Gazette in August, some of his fondest memories are from here.

“I love my hometown,” he said then. “I remember driving around in my dad’s yellow Chevy in the 1970s.”

His first summer girlfriend when he was 13 happened to be a Schenectady native, he said then.

Read more about Yang from our Pete DeMola-authored August profile: The big Yang theories 

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