2020 White House hopeful Julián Castro ended his floundering campaign on Thursday after struggling to muster a breakthrough in the polls.
“Today, it’s with a heavy heart and profound gratitude that I will suspend my campaign for president,” the former Obama Housing and Development Secretary Castro said in a video statement shared to Twitter. He added that it “simply isn’t our time” to clinch the Democrat nomination. “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,” he added.
As reported by Breitbart News, Castro, the only Latino to mount a bid for the White House in this election cycle, was hampered for months by poor fundraising, and he failed to qualify for the last Democrat presidential primary debate in Los Angeles, California.
Castro’s platform included reparations for slavery, “Medicare-for-all,” universal access to government-funded education, and a Green New Deal.