PORTSMOUTH, NH – The Democratic presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, thinks he's going to double his campaign budget when he presents his fundraising numbers for the third quarter of this year, saying his candidacy for the White House "catch the attention".
"We are going to collect more than twice as much money in the third quarter than in the second quarter, as many more campaigns start to shrink," Yang told Fox News.
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The New York tech entrepreneur, once considered by many observers as the longest-serving hopeful who sought the Democratic nomination, was interviewed after unveiling his climate change plan over the course of a decade. an election campaign in New Hampshire. This state holds the first presidential primary in the race for the White House.
Yang raised $ 2.8 million in the second quarter of fundraising from April to June – a respectable figure for a lower-ranking presidential candidate, but far from the much larger solutions of the leaders.
Yang – a first-time candidate who had no name recognition when he launched his candidacy for the White House early last year – has seen his campaign skyrocket in recent months, partly thanks to the popularity of his campaign for a universal at $ 1,000 a month. income for all adult Americans, which he calls a "dividend of freedom".
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While a current governor and a former governor have abandoned the race in recent days – and two current senators are unlikely to win elections in the third round of democratic primary debate next month – Yang has qualified for the post.
Asked how he succeeds in becoming a leading candidate, Yang, optimistic, said: "The more people who explore our platform, the more our ideas about the country, the more excited and better they are. "
And he pointed out that the third and fourth rounds of debate were prime occasions to increase recognition of his name, saying his main task was to "introduce myself to more and more Americans, because the most Americans still do not know who I am. "
Yang said, "This is one of the reasons why our growth capacity is so much higher than other campaigns. Many other campaigns, their ceiling is somehow cooked, while no one knows what our ceiling is. But we will discover it together. "
And Yang said that "the media are starting to get it, partly because we are one of the best campaigns by any objective measure".
The latest CNN ranking of the Democratic nomination race, established by network analysts Chris Cillizza and Harry Enten, did not include Yang.
The candidate jokingly said, "Chris, if you look at this, you'll look very bad in a minute."
Become serious again, Yang insisted that his candidacy for the presidential "arises at a time when the American people are more and more excited by me and by the campaign".
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Earlier, Yang had unveiled his "elevated emission reduction" proposal to combat climate change and support communities already fighting the effects of global warming.
In front of the picturesque Piscatuaqua River and Portsmouth Harbor, he said, "I am a parent. I have two children of 6 and 4 years old. And I do not want to leave them the chaos of a planet and an epic disaster. "
Yang's plan calls for building a more sustainable national economy, including accelerating the transition to a renewable energy economy, exporting the country's technologies to try to build a more sustainable global economy faster, by displacing people (literally and figuratively) and trying to reverse the damage already caused by climate change.
Among the steps he would take, he said: "My plan has a date of 2030 for all zero emission vehicles. So, any new vehicle will be emission free. "
Andrew Keiper of Fox News contributed to this story.