Andrew Yang Lays Off Dozens of Iowa Campaign Staffers

(Bloomberg) -- Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s campaign laid off dozens of Iowa staffers after he came in sixth in the caucuses Monday.

Campaign Manager Zach Graumann said the layoffs were “a natural evolution of the campaign post-Iowa” and the “same as other campaigns have undertaken.”

“As part of our original plans following the Iowa caucuses, we are winding down our Iowa operations and restructuring to compete as the New Hampshire primary approaches,” he said.

A campaign spokesman said that most of the positions were Iowa staffers and were not considered “senior within the organization.”

Presidential campaigns typically move staffers from Iowa to other states following the caucuses.

With 97% of precincts reporting, Yang received about 1% of the vote in Iowa.

(DISCLAIMER: Michael Bloomberg is also seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. Bloomberg is the founder and majority partner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.)

This post is part of Campaign Update, our live coverage from the 2020 campaign trail.

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