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US elections 2020

Andrew Yang to end presidential bid, campaign sources say

Democratic neophyte's universal basic income idea fails to catch fire

Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang surprised many by attracting enough support to qualify for a series of Democratic debates, but was unable to break into the top flight of candidates.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Businessman Andrew Yang will suspend his bid for the Democratic nomination for U.S. president, campaign sources said on Tuesday.

Yang, 45, who ran for president despite having no political background, surprised many observers by qualifying for debates and remaining in the contest longer than some veteran politicians.

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