2020 Democratic Presidential Hopeful and Only Latino Candidate Julian Castro Ends his Bid for the White House
January 4 , 2020
45-year old Democratic presidential hopeful and the only Latino candidate Julian Castro has exited the 2020 Democratic primary after having trouble getting name recognition, partially due to the tough DNC debate eligibility requirements. He also struggled to garner widespread support. Julian Castro is the mayor of San Antonio (Texas) and was the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama administration. Julian Castro’s exit from the 2020 Democratic primary comes on the day when the leading Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager Faiz Shakir announced that his campaign raised $34.5 million in Q4 2019, especially from a large pool of small donors. Since February his campaign raised $96 million from 5-million donations. It is a major show of strength of Sanders just before the start of Iowa caucuses early next month. The Bernie Sanders campaign has also roped in a former Obama administration official Joel Rubin (co-founder of J Street) for reaching out to the Jewish community.