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Andrew Yang ends presidential campaign

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang has officially ended his presidential campaign.

In interviews with several news outlets as New Hampshire voters went to the polls on Tuesday, Yang made it clear that he's "a numbers guy," and that the numbers didn't forecast him earning delegates in future caucuses and primaries. "I'm not someone who wants to take people’s donations, support, time and dedication if I don't think we have a chance to win or advance our goals in the right direction," Yang told The Daily Beast.

Yang declined to endorse another candidate on Tuesday, but told The Washington Post he'd do so if he was "persuaded that there's a particular candidate that gives us a superior chance of beating Donald Trump." Yang also said he'd be willing to being another candidate's running mate or to join a presidential cabinet.

While he campaigned without political experience, Yang brought in a passionate "Yang Gang" of supporters while campaigning on the promise of giving every American $1,000 a month in a so-called "freedom dividend." He managed to make Friday's Democratic debate ahead of Tuesday's primaries, and was the only candidate of color on that stage. Yang failed to earn any delegates in Iowa's caucuses, and early results didn't show him earning many votes in New Hampshire either.