Former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang revealed that he has engaged in “conversations” regarding the possibility of the organization fielding a third-party presidential candidate for the 2024 election.
“I would not run for president, if I thought that my running would be counterproductive, or if it would increase the chances of someone like Donald Trump becoming president again,” he said.
“I’ve had conversations with various folks who are associated with No Labels,” Yang said. “We have a lot of friends and people in common.”
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Yang, describing himself as an “anyone-but-Trump guy,” expressed skepticism about the prospect of a 2024 rematch between former President Donald Trump and President Biden, citing concerns about their age and added “terribly unrepresentative and borderline ridiculous.”
“I mean, you’re talking about two guys whose combined age is 160,” Yang told Politico. “In a country of 330 million people, you would choose these two gentlemen at this stage? I mean, it makes zero sense.”
Yang made predictions about the potential impact of third-party candidates in the 2024 election.
“I mean, the field’s still coming together,” Yang said.
No Labels is actively working to secure ballot access in multiple states, with the aim of presenting a third-party unity ticket in the upcoming presidential race.
Among the individuals reportedly under consideration for this role are Republican New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, former Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia.