Failing presidential candidate Julián Castro told supporters on Monday that his campaign is over unless he can raise $800,000 in the next ten days.
“I’m extremely proud of the historic and bold campaign we have built together,” Castro began on Twitter. “But this is a critical moment— if my campaign can’t raise $800,000 by October 31st, my campaign will be silenced for good. Help us keep up the fight.”
This ploy may have been inspired by fellow candidate Sen. Cory Booker, who tried a similar fundraising tactic in September, as Breitbart News points out. The floundering Booker pleaded with his supporters for an additional $1.7 million by month’s end or he would be forced to drop out of the presidential race. His campaign managed to reach that goal.
Among a crowded field of Democrat contenders, Castro is currently polling at a mere average of 0.8 percent. Former VP Joe Biden leads at 29.8 percent.