Elections

The presidential candidate turned New York City mayoral hopeful is no longer identifying as a Democrat.

New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang arrives to an early voting site before casting his vote in June. | John Minchillo/AP Photo

By ALEX THOMPSON

09/09/2021 05:46 PM EDT

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Former presidential and New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is set to launch a third party next month, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Yang is expected to start the party in conjunction with the Oct. 5 release of his new book, “Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy.”

It’s not clear what the name of Yang’s third party will be or how he plans to deploy it in 2022 or 2024. Yang and his team did not respond to requests for comment.

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