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  • Primary Winner

    Donna Imam

    U.S. Congress (TX-31)
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    Donna Imam

    U.S. Congress (TX-31)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Donna Imam is one of the most solutions-oriented candidates I've ever spoken to, which is no surprise as she's an engineer and entrepreneur. Years ago, Donna saw hundreds of her colleagues laid off due to automation. She led a non-profit to help equip people for the transition. Today, she's fighting to make sure we have an economy that works for everyone. I met Donna early in 2019 at a campaign event in Austin. She spoke with the same eloquence and understanding then as she does now. If she wins her runoff, she'll be facing a 17-year conservative incumbent. Let's fight for her so she can fight for us.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Qasim Rashid

    U.S. Congress (VA-01)
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    Qasim Rashid

    U.S. Congress (VA-01)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Qasim Rashid is a human rights lawyer, a devoted father and husband, and most importantly of all, someone who brings people together. When a Virginia resident, Oz Dillon, tweeted an Islamophobic message to Qasim in February, Qasim responded by donating to help pay off Oz's medical debt. That act of kindness started a different conversation; they even met up, and Oz planted a Qasim Rashid for Congress sign in his front yard. Qasim is a big thinker on policies and a passionate advocate of Universal Basic Income running in a competitive Virginia district against a 6-term Republican incumbent. Let's go Qasim!

    - Andrew Yang
  • Primary Winner

    Suzanne Hug

    Arizona State House (LD-25)
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    Suzanne Hug

    Arizona State House (LD-25)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Suzanne Hug is running for Arizona State House. Suzanne and her husband, Patrick, are both small business owners and proud lifelong gamers – they own and operate a gaming shop combined with a playspace that serves as a hub for the community and a place for their two boys to play and help out. Suzanne, a proud member of the Arizona Yang Gang, has a platform built around funding our schools and building a sustainable economy for the people of Arizona. We can help push Suzanne over the finish line. HugforHouse!

    - Andrew Yang
  • Primary Winner

    Marilyn Strickland

    U.S. Congress (WA-10)
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    Marilyn Strickland

    U.S. Congress (WA-10)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Marilyn Strickland was born in Seoul, South Korea to a military family before coming to the United States in the 1960s. She was the popular two-term Mayor of Tacoma who ran on education and jobs and delivered. If elected to Congress, she will be the first African-American to represent Washington state at the federal level, and the first Korean-American Congresswoman in our nation's history. Marilyn is the kind of person you want as mayor – a bridge-builder who gets things done. That's the sort of leadership we need in Congress.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Primary Winner

    David Kim

    U.S. Congress (CA-34)
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    David Kim

    U.S. Congress (CA-34)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    David is a pastor’s son who grew up moving around a lot. He went to UC Berkeley - where my parents met - and law school before joining the LA County District Attorney’s Office. David then transitioned into his own legal practice serving entertainment industry clients and moved in-house. At his heart, he is an activist with a passion for improving the world. I met David while I was campaigning. David won his primary and with our help, he’ll win the general election too.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Primary Winner

    Adam Christensen

    U.S. Congress (FL-03)
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    Adam Christensen

    U.S. Congress (FL-03)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Adam is a small-business owner and entrepreneur in Gainesville, Florida who started a product testing business. He looked at the candidates in the field and believed he had something to offer - and voters agree. Adam has generated a lot of excitement, especially among young people in his district and those who have felt left out of politics. He is running for Congress to succeed Ted Yoho; if that rings a bell Ted has made headlines recently for the wrong reasons. Adam is for Universal Basic Income and is exactly the kind of forward-thinking leader we need in Congress.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Primary Winner

    Thearse McCalmon

    New York State Senate (SD-49)
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    Thearse McCalmon

    New York State Senate (SD-49)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Thearse is running for state senate in the city where I was born – Schenectady, NY. Thearse recently ran for mayor of Schenectady and came within dozens of votes of upsetting the incumbent. She is a Mom and former nurse fighting for her community. She won her state senate primary because people realize that she is in their corner. As someone who has experienced homelessness in her life, Thearse understands the importance of creating a human-centered society. Her opponent is a 70 year-old incumbent who is on the wrong side of many issues in Albany.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Primary Winner

    Blair Walsingham

    U.S. Congress (TN-01)
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    Blair Walsingham

    U.S. Congress (TN-01)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Blair grew up in a military family and served in the Air Force herself. She has spent time in New Jersey, Florida, and Pennsylvania but now lives with her husband Jacob and their four children on a farm in Tennessee. Blair volunteered for my campaign and is now running for Congress in Tennessee’s 1st District. She is well-positioned to win her primary and proceed to the general election. Blair is fighting passionately for rural Americans. There is a need for medical services, internet access, and educational opportunities in her community. People in Tennessee relate to Blair because she just wants better for families. Blair is just the kind of person we need in Washington – a true fighter for the people who doesn’t owe the big companies a thing. She has also dubbed herself as a ‘UBI Warrior,’ which is very humanity forward.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Primary Winner

    John Hickenlooper

    U.S. Senate (Colorado)
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    John Hickenlooper

    U.S. Senate (Colorado)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    I got to know John on the presidential trail. He has been a geologist, brewpub owner, sports activist, Mayor of Denver, and Governor of Colorado. Now he's running for United States Senate in one of the most hotly contested Senate races in the country. John has historically brought Americans together around the issues that matter. He's a pragmatic problem solver. In the Senate, John will be a voice for cash relief for the people. His incumbent opponent has missed the mark time and time again. I'm proud to call John a friend. Let's flip the Senate starting with Colorado!

    - Andrew Yang
  • Tony Vargas

    Nebraska State Legislature (District 7)
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    Tony Vargas

    Nebraska State Legislature (District 7)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Tony was born and raised in New York before joining Teach for America and becoming an educator and non-profit leader. He moved to Nebraska with his wife and was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2016, which is incredibly impressive given that he had only arrived there a few years earlier. Since then, Tony's been a passionate advocate for the low-income communities of Nebraska, including helping to raise over $2 million for COVID relief. Tony recently lost his father to COVID, but that has not deterred him from fighting for a better future for his family, including his baby daughter.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Brynne Kennedy

    U.S. Congress (CA-04)
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    Brynne Kennedy

    U.S. Congress (CA-04)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Brynne Kennedy is a tech CEO, a former competitive gymnast and the founder of a non-profit that helps displaced refugees. Her father was in the military and her mother a shopkeeper in a rural area. Brynne is the kind of person you hope runs for office. She is running in California in a district that includes Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. Right now much of her district is at risk due to devastating wildfires. Brynne is running against a 5-term Republican incumbent who has repeatedly denied the threat of climate change - California deserves better. Brynne is all about solutions. "When you're sick, you don't care if the doctor is a Democrat or Republican."

    - Andrew Yang
  • J.D. Scholten

    U.S. Congress (IA-04)
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    J.D. Scholten

    U.S. Congress (IA-04)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    J.D. and I first met when I was campaigning in Iowa in 2018. I was always impressed by his attitude and character - you get to know someone when you play basketball with them. Huge corporations are sucking the wealth out of rural communities, putting small farmers out of business. J.D. is running for Congress to fight for rural Americans. I support J.D. because he understands that we need to redefine the rules of our economy. J.D. is running to fill Congressman Steve King's seat – he has already helped unseat Steve and now we need to make sure that J.D. replaces him.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Primary Winner

    Paula Jean Swearengin

    U.S. Senate (West Virginia)
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    Paula Jean Swearengin

    U.S. Senate (West Virginia)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Paula Jean Swearengin is the daughter and granddaughter of coal miners. She lost her grandfather to black lung and her uncles have been recently diagnosed with the disease. Paula Jean's campaign for Senate is rooted in the deep love she has for the people of West Virginia. She's tired of West Virginians dying because they don't have health insurance. She's fed up with the toxins and pollutants that flow into West Virginia's crystalline streams. Paula Jean understands the need for Universal Basic Income – now more than ever. I'm excited to support Paula Jean's campaign for United States Senate!

    - Andrew Yang
  • Tim Ryan

    U.S. Congress (OH-13)
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    Tim Ryan

    U.S. Congress (OH-13)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    I got to spend a lot of time with Tim on the trail when we were both running for president. Tim is co-sponsoring a bill to provide every American with $2000 a month until the end of this crisis. Any member of Congress who doesn’t support getting money into the hands of people is out of touch. If more of our representatives were fighting for the people like Tim, we’d have a brighter future.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Primary Winner

    Jeremy Cooney

    New York State Senate (SD-56)
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    Jeremy Cooney

    New York State Senate (SD-56)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Jeremy was born in an Indian orphanage before he was adopted by a courageous single mother from Rochester. After losing his mother to dementia and brain cancer, Jeremy devoted his career to serving the community that helped raise him. He’s a lawyer and activist who has worked in government service trying to make the right policies a reality. Jeremy has pledged to back Universal Basic Income on the state-level. This is critical as we continue to mainstream our movement at all levels of government. Jeremy is a great guy and just the kind of champion we need in Albany.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Nate McMurray

    U.S. Congress (NY-27)
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    Nate McMurray

    U.S. Congress (NY-27)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Nate is a family man and former Eagle Scout who speaks 3 languages. He lived and worked in Asia for almost 20 years, so he has a sense of the forces that are changing the global economy. In 2018, he ran for Congress in a solid Republican district and came within less than 1% of winning, outperforming his district by more than 15 points. After Nate’s opponent resigned in disgrace due to insider trading charges, Nate decided to run again. What I love about Nate is that he’s not afraid to run on bold, forward-thinking ideas, such as Universal Basic Income, in a more conservative district near Buffalo. As Nate says, let’s ‘Fight like Hell.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Antoine Pierce

    U.S. Senate (Louisiana)
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    Antoine Pierce

    U.S. Senate (Louisiana)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Antoine was born and raised in Baton Rouge. At heart, Antoine is a grassroots activist and community organizer. He’s a non-profit leader, musician, actor, writer, and a lover of the arts. He has run civics programs leading volunteers in the community for years. As a student of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, Antoine has been an advocate for Universal Basic Income since his school days - he beat me to it. He also has a family that he is fighting for. When I spoke with Antoine, I felt moved by the clear love he has for the people of Louisiana. His voice for change would be phenomenal in the U.S. Senate.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Primary Winner

    Liam O'Mara

    U.S. Congress (CA-42)
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    Liam O'Mara

    U.S. Congress (CA-42)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Liam O'Mara grew up a working class kid in a union household. His father worked on the docks and his Mom ran a daycare. The first in his family to go to college, Liam didn't start college until he was 30 but went on to get his PhD in history and become a professor. Liam gets real life but also gets the big picture. For those who are fed up with the same old politicians, Liam is a great candidate to support. He won his competitive primary and now faces a 27-year Republican incumbent. I'd love to see Liam fighting for better policies on Capitol Hill.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Upcoming Primary

    Carlos Cardona

    New Hampshire House of Representatives (Belknap 3)
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    Carlos Cardona

    New Hampshire House of Representatives (Belknap 3)
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    Carlos was born in Puerto Rico before moving to New Hampshire as a teen who spent a period of time struggling with homelessness. I've spent a lot of time with Carlos as he was one of the first people to host an event for me in New Hampshire. His unrelenting determination to improve his community is evident. When Carlos was 17, he was appointed by the governor to chair a task force on homelessness in the state. Since then he has become a businessperson and activist as well as a parent. People already look to Carlos for leadership, and I believe he will make a fantastic rep in Concord.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Primary Winner

    Yuh-Line Niou

    New York State Assembly (AD-65)
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    Yuh-Line Niou

    New York State Assembly (AD-65)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Yuh-Line, who represents much of Lower Manhattan, is the kind of elected official who stays in the office until 4 in the morning packing bags of PPE for her constituents. Yuh-Line has been a leader and trailblazer in the state legislature. She is a self-described policy wonk who is always trying to solve problems. Yuh-Line is fighting for some of the most forward-thinking legislation in Albany. I am proud to support her reelection.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Dr. Al Gross

    U.S. Senate (Alaska)
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    Dr. Al Gross

    U.S. Senate (Alaska)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Dr. Al Gross is a commercial fisherman, an orthopedic surgeon, and a lifelong Alaskan. He is running for Senate as an independent. Al represents some of the best impulses in American politics. He's not fueled by ideology, but by what works for his community. Al's father helped create Alaska's oil dividend as state Attorney General. I'm excited to help send Al to Washington, where he will continue his father's legacy as a leader in the fight to create a more human-centered economy.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Primary Winner

    Evan Low

    California State Assembly (AD-28)
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    Evan Low

    California State Assembly (AD-28)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Evan Low is running for re-election to the California State Assembly. Evan was a national co-chair of my campaign and has been a huge part of the Yang Gang, making political inroads with elected officials. Days after I dropped out of the Presidential race, Evan introduced legislation to pass Universal Basic Income in California. Evan is a rising star in California politics. Originally elected in 2009 as one of the youngest mayors in America, Evan has become a powerhouse in the California State Assembly, and one of the standard-bearers of our movement.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Primary Winner

    Jermaine Johnson

    South Carolina House (SC-80)
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    Jermaine Johnson

    South Carolina House (SC-80)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Jermaine was Chairman of my South Carolina campaign. He's one of the most energizing and inspiring people I’ve ever met. Jermaine was raised in difficult circumstances defined by substance abuse and loss. He's always been determined to build a better life for his family. He was a basketball star in college, going on to play professionally overseas. Now he's a non-profit leader, family man, and soon, South Carolina State Representative. Jermaine was the very first Humanity Forward challenger to win a competitive primary election. Against a 22-year incumbent nonetheless!

    - Andrew Yang
  • Primary Winner

    Grace Meng

    U.S. Congress (NY-6)
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    Grace Meng

    U.S. Congress (NY-6)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    Born and raised in New York City, Grace has been a tireless advocate for the people of Queens, both in and out of Congress. She has been a true public servant and leader for the community and was one of the first to recognize my campaign. She is also a sponsor of the Emergency Money for the People Act! I’m proud to call Grace a friend.

    - Andrew Yang
  • Primary Winner

    Ron Kim

    New York State Assembly (AD-40)
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    Ron Kim

    New York State Assembly (AD-40)
    Election Date:
    November 3, 2020

    I'm proud to be endorsing Ron Kim for re-election to the State Assembly. Ron has an exemplary record of public service, representing his community in Queens with boldness and integrity. Ron is a champion for change who is leading the fight to humanize our economy for caregivers in particular. Ron is, as always, focused on helping the working people of New York.

    - Andrew Yang

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