A Hometown Perspective On The End Of Julián Castro’s Campaign For The White House

In San Antonio, where Castro was mayor, his candidacy meant a lot to many residents.

By Joey Palacios, Paul Flahive , Jack Morgan, Camille Phillips, Lauren Terrazas, Fernando Ortiz Jr. & Reynaldo Leaños Jr. January 3, 2020 9:30 am

From Texas Public Radio:

The last Democratic presidential candidate from Texas — and the only Latino — has stepped off the political field, nearly one year since the former secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio mayor first entered the race.

Julián Castro said he was dropping out with a heavy heart.

“But with only a month until the Iowa caucuses, and given the circumstances of this campaign season, I have determined that it simply isn’t our time,” he said in a video and in a statement to supporters. “I know this news hurts — but I’m not done fighting. I’m going to keep working to build an America where everyone counts, and where Democrats win races up and down the ballot.”


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