SAN ANTONIO (KTSA news) — If his Presidential aspirations fail to materialize, will Julian Castro set his eyes on the United States Senate?
Apparently, that’s a “No”.
Castro says if his presidential campaign fails, he will not try getting to D.C via the Senate seat currently held by John Cornyn.
It’s getting down to the wire for the former San Antonio mayor.
While he will participate in next month’s Democratic debate in Ohio, qualifying for the November debate isn’t going to be easy for him.
The Democratic National Committee raised the polling and donor thresholds for participation in November.
Once those guidelines were released, Castro sent an email to supporters notifying them that if he fails to qualify for the November debate, he’ll drop his White House bid. Castro has been polling in the low single numbers since his Presidential campaign began and his heated exchange with former Vice President Joe Biden during the last debate didn’t help gain ground with potential voters.
Several other Democrats are already looking to unseat GOP Senator John Cornyn in 2020 but most lack name recognition with voters in their own party.
Back in May, Julian’s brother, Congressman Joaquin Castro said he wouldn’t run for Cornyn’s Senate seat.
So has the other Texas Democrat running for President. Beto O’Rourke has turned down requests to drop of the the race for the White House and run for Senate instead.