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Julian Castro, who?

Julian Castro, who?

Castro is done here.

Julian Castro is running for president in the Democrat primary, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the current news cycle.

After a strong debate performance (by Democrat metrics), Castro raised $2.8 million in the second quarter, most of it filtering in after the debate.

But his burn rate was extraordinarily high. His campaign might have brought in $2.8 million, but they spent $2.3 million.

The Texas Tribune has more:

The total raised continues to place Castro, the former U.S. housing secretary and San Antonio mayor, in the back of the pack among 2020 contenders. But it is a marked improvement over his first-quarter haul, which was $1.1 million.

Castro’s campaign shared the figures after he revealed some of them to reporters while campaigning in Iowa. A short time later, his filing with the Federal Election Commission provided a fuller picture of his second-quarter fundraising, showing he spent big — $2.3 million — with over $1 million unloaded on digital advertising. He ended the period with $1.1 million in the bank.

Hackett also said Castro’s average contribution in the second quarter was $22.

He’s not faring much better in polling. A poll released Monday from St. Anselm’s in New Hampshire didn’t even include Castro.

Like his Texan counterpart Beto, Castro is done here.


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I read he doesn’t even speak Spanish. Just pretends to.

    Tom Servo in reply to puhiawa. | July 16, 2019 at 11:38 am

    The funniest thing is that he is an absolute nobody inside Texas – he couldn’t win a statewide election to be the guy who scrapes dead armadillo’s off the road. The only city he has any name recognition in is San Antonio, which is 90% mexican, so big deal.

Raised on the knees of America-hating reconquista Marxist radicals. Busted for misappropriation of HUD funds while mayor, he was rewarded by Jugears with…you guessed it, the directorship of HUD. You truly could not make this shit up.

BerettaTomcat | July 15, 2019 at 10:22 pm

Adiós, camarada.

2020 is not going to be a good year for the dems. They might as well sweep all the current dem candidates off the national stage, since their viability after promising free healthcare to illegals is ZERO. That was the biggest political blunder since hillary’s deplorable comment. They need to start over with a candidate who at least pretends to care about Americans.

    Publius_2020 in reply to CKYoung. | July 16, 2019 at 12:53 am

    Don’t get too far ahead of yourself. There are four Dem candidates for President: Biden, Sanders, Warren and Harris. And Sanders is not going to win.

    There are three serious pretenders: Klobuchar, Booker and Buttigieg. Everyone else is just an excuse for the media to spend time imagine their own self-importance.

    If the Dems were a serious party, they would cut the field to 7 right now. But… that wouldn’t sell newspapers.

      “There are three serious pretenders: Klobuchar, Booker and Buttigieg. ”

      I guess you didn’t read the article here that had Booker running behind *Williamson* in New Hampshire.

Yes, this man was surely the next leader of the free world.

Or not.

But then, after obama, any beta-male has a chance.

Colonel Travis | July 16, 2019 at 12:25 am

He’s not faring much better in polling. A poll released Monday from St. Anselm’s in New Hampshire didn’t even include Castro, meaning barring a miracle, he won’t be on the next debate stage.

This is not correct. A candidate needs 130,000 campaign donors to qualify for the third debate. He’s got more than 200,000.

Regardless, he’ll be out not long after that.

It appears that ‘but I’m HISPANIC(tm)!!! And I took Rosetta Stone to learn Spanish just to run so I can prove just how genuinely Hispanic(tm) I am!!!’ Is not yet a winning hand.

Stella Polaris | July 16, 2019 at 10:44 am

Oh that wascally WhoLeon. I lived in San Antonio while he was mayor. He does love spending money. Not HIS money—but your money. He has his hand out all the time. Not to shake yours, but to shake you down.

He’s a perfect Democrat, and he has to keep running for office. Otherwise, he’d had to get a job on merit, and that he can’t do.

    94Corvette in reply to Stella Polaris. | July 16, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner – With our campaign finance laws, a lot of the money raised eventually ends up in the candidate’s pockets. Witness Florida where when the feds subpoenaed Gilliam’s campaign finance records, he turned the money over to a NGO.