Inside the Making of Andrew Yang 2.0

Washington — Steve Marchand’s friends were stunned when he told them about his new job in politics. “I love you, Steve, and trust your judgement,” the New Hampshire Democratic insider and in-demand campaign operative recalls them saying, “but Andrew Yang?”

It was the spring of 2019, and Andrew Yang was known — if he was known at all — as the quirky, tech-centric longshot presidential candidate who never wore a tie and wanted to give every American adult free money. Or something like that. He was a novelty, the next iteration of Herman Cain,

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