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Andrew Yang (D) dropped out Feb. 11

Microsoft News 2/11/2020
SIOUX CITY, IOWA, UNITED STATES - 2019/07/19: Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang speaks during the AARP 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum in Sioux City. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) © Getty SIOUX CITY, IOWA, UNITED STATES - 2019/07/19: Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang speaks during the AARP 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum in Sioux City. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Editor's note: Andrew Yang dropped out of the race Feb. 11, 2020. This page is no longer being updated.

Andrew Yang is a U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, entrepreneur, attorney, philanthropist, and founder of Venture for America. 

He worked in startups and early-stage growth companies as a founder or executive from 2000 to 2009.

After he founded VFA, the Obama administration selected him in 2012 as a "Champion of Change" and in 2015 as a "Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship."

Born: Jan. 13, 1975 (age 45)

Spouse: Evelyn Yang

Official site: yang2020.com 

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ON KEY ISSUES:

Minimum wage:  Supports leaving minimum wage up to states

Electoral college: Does not support eliminating the electoral college

Climate change:  Supports the Green New Deal

Gun control: Supports a voluntary buyback program and universal background checks

Health care: Supports Medicare for all

(Positions compiled by Politico. Click here for a detailed look at Andrew Yang's views and where other 2020 candidates stand on the issues.)

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"Missed opportunity": As the Obama administration reached a pivotal crossroads, Yang said in an interview, it chose to aid Wall Street over Main Street. (Business Insider) 

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Who is Andrew Yang? An in-depth look at his biography, family, key positions and where he stands in the race. (Business Insider)

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