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Paperboy Prince

Democrat Age: 31

Rapper-turned-social-media-personality Paperboy Prince first caught the public’s attention when he released the song and video for “Yang Gang Anthem” in 2019. Then, last year, Prince, who is nonbinary, decided to run against 14-term U.S. Rep. Nydia Velasquez, who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens, and Manhattan’s Lower East Side. While the congressional run failed, the University of Maryland graduate parlayed that into a mayoral run that pushes for canceling rent, abolishing the police, and building better public housing.