Julian Castro Drops Out of 2020 Race

by Mary Margaret Olohan

 

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro dropped out of the 2020 presidential race Thursday.

Castro is a former U.S. housing and urban development secretary and was the only Latino candidate in the field.

“I’m so proud of the campaign we’ve run together,” Castro said in a video his campaign released. “We’ve shaped the conversation on so many important issues in this race, stood up for the most vulnerable people, and given a voice to those who are often forgotten.”

It’s with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for president today.

I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished together. I’m going to keep fighting for an America where everyone counts—I hope you’ll join me in that fight.

“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,” Castro added. “So today it’s with a heavy heart and with profound gratitude that I will suspend my campaign for president. To all who have been inspired by our campaign, especially our young people, keep reaching for your dreams — and keep fighting for what you believe in. ¡Ganaremos un día!”

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Mary Margaret Olohan is a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Photo “Julian Castro” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0.

 

 

 

 


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