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They Backed New York’s Enemies. They’re Betting $1M on Wannabe Mayor Andrew Yang.

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Follow the money in Andrew Yang’s campaign for New York City mayor and you quickly come to two billionaire supporters who also backed the Republican candidates in the U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia that prompted him to briefly relocate there so he could campaign—and fundraise—for the Democrats.

Options trader Jeff Yass and hedge fund CEO Ken Griffin have each contributed $500,000 to the Comeback PAC that supports Yang. The billionaires previously kicked in tens of millions to other PACs that backed Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in the Georgia races.

It was back on Nov. 8 that Yang tweeted: “Great news #yanggang—Evelyn and I are moving to Georgia to help @ossoff and @ReverendWarnock win!”

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