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Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro (D) at the Progress Iowa Corn Feed – Cedar Rapid, Iowa – July 14, 2019.

A press release from Julián Castro’s (D) presidential campaign.

Secretary Julián Castro Suspends Presidential Campaign

SAN ANTONIO, TX (January 2, 2019) – On Thursday, January 2, 2019, presidential candidate, former Obama Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julián Castro, announced that he would immediately suspend his campaign for President of the United States.

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“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,” said Secretary Castro 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!”

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Julián Castro (D) [2013 file photo].

Previously:

Julián Castro (D) – running for President in 2020 (December 12, 2018)

Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro (D) – Progress Iowa Corn Feed – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – July 14, 2019 (July 14, 2019)

Six years ago, in Iowa (September 14, 2019)