Yang hired as CNN political analyst

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who ended his Democratic presidential bid last week, has agreed to join CNN as a political analyst, the network announced Wednesday.

Yang worked Wednesday night at the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, where the remaining Democratic candidates participated in their last forum before the Nevada caucuses Saturday.

Yang said Wednesday he’s “excited” for his new role, and plans to “help shed light on the election.”

An obscure candidate when he first announced his campaign, Yang performed better than expected in polls and fundraising before dropping out after the first two primary-season contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.

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