Julian Castro just announced his exit from the Democratic Presidential race. Julian Castro was an unabashed progressive that took no prisoners.
It is clear that he moved the debate. He did not shy away from social justice, racial justice, and criminal justice issues. As such, he ensures that all the candidates had to keep those subjects above the radar.
Julián Castro drops out of presidential race
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro has dropped out of the presidential race, his campaign confirmed to NBC News on Thursday.
It’s with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for president today.
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
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) January 2, 2020
"I’ve determined that it simply isn’t our time," Castro said in a video message announcing his departure from the race. "Today it’s with a heavy heart, and profound gratitude, that I will suspend my campaign for president."
"I’m not done fighting," Castro continued. "I’ll keep working towards a nation where everyone counts, a nation where everyone can get a good job, good health care and a decent place to live."