Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced Thursday he has ended his presidential campaign.
“It’s with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for president today,” he said in a tweet publishing a video announcement. “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.”
It’s with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for president today.— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) January 2, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/jXQLJa3AdC
“I’m so proud of the campaign we’ve run together. We’ve shaped the conversation on so many important issues in this race, stood up for the most vulnerable people, and given a voice to those who are often forgotten,” he said in the video. “But with only a month until the Iowa caucuses, and given the circumstances of this campaign season, I have determined that it simply isn’t our time.”
The video concludes, “So today it’s with a heavy heart and with profound gratitude, that I will suspend my campaign for president. To all who have been inspired by our campaign, especially our young people, keep reaching for your dreams — and keep fighting for what you believe in. ¡Ganaremos un día! [One day we'll win!]”
Castro only had 1.2 percent support nationally, according to RealClearPolitics’s average of surveys.
As our sister site Twitchy pointed out, just days ago the candidate was begging for money.
After BEGGING for campaign $ on 12/31, Julián Castro DROPS OUT of the presidential race https://t.co/ZHQcqnEQHR— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 2, 2020