Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang found a certain symbolism in the sign-up fee to get on the ballot for New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary.
Yang became the latest candidate Friday to sign paperwork at the secretary of state's office and pay the $1,000 fee. The amount matches his signature issue -establishing a monthly "Freedom Dividend" for all Americans.
Yang called his campaign "electric" and said he will "blow through expectations" in Iowa and New Hampshire.
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He said the crowd of supporters who greeted him Friday was proof that democracy still works, and that at a time when government has become a tangle of pipes clogged with lobbyist money, New Hampshire voters will "flush the pipes clean."