Cryptocurrency Attorney Jonathan Herzog is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in his # 1 primary against fellow Democrat Jerry Nadler, who has represented the 10th Congressional District of New York since 2013.

A former employee of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang first announced Duke's intention to run for office in 2019, but has recently become much more focused on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).

"Time for a representative who doesn't know what Bitcoin is," Duke tweeted to its 5,900 followers on May 23, followed by a message today that said the future would be "decentralized and open source."

Follow in & # 39; Yang's footsteps

Like the pro-crypto presidential candidate Yang, Duke supports Universal Basic Income (UBI) and is pushing for digital assets as a campaign issue. He has taken Nadler to task, calls the Congressman "Asleep at the switch on cryptocurrencies."

Hopeful but realistic expectations

The 26-year-old candidate has received a positive reception for his & # 39; s crypto community campaign, though many dismiss his efforts only useful in terms of promoting UBI and digital currency.

Reddit user CatnipHappy said Duke "has no chance of winning in his district," but hoped he would "help other UBI candidates who don't have a chance to win."

The media has been just as blunt. City & State NY magazine said Nadler was "all but guaranteed victory" because of its popularity, visibility and funding.

Others still have to give hope about Duke's chances. Twitter user Jadentheman cited other candidates for underdog:

& # 39; They said the same about AOC. There is a small chance that this could happen. "

Duke is on & # 39; mood in & # 39; e Democratic primary against Nadler and progressive Lindsey Boylan for June 23, 2020.


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