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Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang holds rally in Portland

Yang is considered a longshot to win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, he received 2% support.
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Andrew Yang at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang was in Portland Saturday afternoon for a rally with supporters at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Yang, 44, is a tech entrepreneur who has built his career outside of politics. 

One of his primary platforms is preparing the United States for what he foresees as a “massive impending job loss due to automation.” He has also generated buzz with his signature proposal for universal basic income to give every American $1,000 a month, no strings attached.

Earlier this month, Yang condemned the attack on conservative writer Andy Ngo that occurred during dueling demonstrations in Portland on June 29.

Yang is considered a longshot to win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, he received 2% support.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.