Tech entrepreneur and former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has filed paperwork indicating his intention to run for mayor of New York City.
There has been widespread speculation that Yang would seek the office being vacated by outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio. With more than 35 candidates having filed to run, Yang's high profile has given him a 1-point lead in the latest voter survey over previous frontrunner, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
While Yang appears to be serious about his mayoral run, he has already signaled that if he were to lose, he still has his eye on the presidency.
"We all know if I ran again, it would be a lot more fun than the first time," Yang said in a November interview. "Because the first time, you know, I was kind of climbing out of anonymity. The second time, you know, we'd have a blast from day one. I would 100% run for office again."