Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has quit the Democrat Party and announced that he will be launching his own political party sometime next month.
Yang’s decision to launch a third party creates major problems for Democrats ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Democrats are facing a midterm election cycle where they will need all the help they can get to hang on to control of Congress. Andrew Yang siphoning off voters from embattled Democrats could be the final nail in the coffin for Democrats.
Andrew Yang never fit in with the Democrat Party despite his immense popularity among young Democrat voters.
Yang’s 2020 presidential campaign may not have been successful, but it showed he had more influence than many of the Democrats he ran against.
Now Yang will leverage that influence to create a third party that will be appealing to the less radical Democrat Socialists. Yang wants to create genuine political change, and a third party is a tool that will help him accomplish that goal.
With Yang launching his party next month, it seems that he could be planning to run candidates in the 2022 midterm elections.
It isn’t out of the realm of possibility for a candidate running in Yang’s third party to win a seat in the House of Representatives. Losing even a single seat for Democrats would be a death blow.
For the Republican Party, this announcement from Yang is just more good news. Republicans are geared up to retake the House in 2022, and now they may have Yang’s third party to help them.