Castro hits campaign goal, stays in Presidential race
SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Julian Castro is staying in the game a while longer.
The Democratic Presidential hopeful has managed to reach his fund raising goal for October.
He reached out to donors in the middle of the month with a plea to pitch in because he needed $800,000 by the end of October. At the time he claimed if he didn’t achieve that goal, his campaign would be over.
Castro’s campaign says the former HUD Secretary and Mayor of San Antonio raised one million dollars last month.
Time and time again this campaign has defied expectations with the support of an army of dedicated, grassroots supporters,” said campaign manager Maya Rupert. “We set an extremely ambitious goal to keep Secretary Castro’s voice in this race, and our supporters met the challenge and delivered one of the best months of the campaign to date. We’re not going anywhere–Julián will keep being a voice for the voiceless, and a champion for the Americans who have been left behind. We will keep lifting up important issues others choose to ignore, and demonstrating by example why Secretary Castro is the best candidate to take on Donald Trump.”
While he managed to bring in enough money to maintain his campaign, Castro continues to poll in the low single numbers and ranks at or near the bottom in fundraising. Except in San Antonio where he is the Democratic candidate getting the most financial support.
Castro is in Iowa this weekend and is waiting to see if he will be included in the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate later this month.