Andrew Yang says he's looking at other political races

By Myah Ward
Democratic presidential candidate businessman Andrew Yang passes as he speaks at the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Andrew Yang on Wednesday made it clear that “you haven’t seen the last of Yang Gang,” and said he’s open to looking at other races.

“Obviously, right now we’re still taking some time to reflect, but I’m a young man,” Yang said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”“You know, we’re just getting started. The problems that animated this campaign are just going to grow and get more serious, and we’re going to keep working to solve them.”

The businessman, who went from an obscure newcomer to outpacing senators and governors in the race, dropped out on Tuesday night after a poor performance in New Hampshire.

But Yang said he’ll be back, and he has his sights set on executive political roles.

Howard Wolfson, former New York City deputy mayor and senior adviser to Mike Bloomberg’s campaign, also weighed in Tuesday, suggesting Yang “would make a very interesting candidate” for Bloomberg’s old job.

“Well, it’s incredibly flattering to be thought of in that role,” Yang said Wednesday. “You know, I am a New Yorker, and I think that Mike Bloomberg did a great job as mayor, so he would know. We haven’t ruled anything out at this point. I will say I’m more attracted to executive roles than legislative ones because I think you can get more done. You can get your hands dirtier and actually roll up your sleeves.”

Yang, who is holding off on endorsing another Democratic presidential contender, also hasn’t ruled out being a candidate’s running mate.

“I would certainly be honored to serve as someone’s running mate,” Yang said in a separate interview on CNN on Wednesday. “If I can solve these problems as someone’s vice president, a member of an administration, we just need to start solving these problems for the next generation, and I’m happy to do my part. I’m also happy to do my part to campaign for the nominee and beat Donald Trump in the fall.”