Running a presidential campaign is not an inexpensive endeavor. It requires a lot of funds to travel, connect with voters, and make various appearances. As such, candidates who do run for office are often dependent upon various donors, whether those donors consist of individual supporters, special interest groups, or both. When a candidate finds themselves low on funds, this can threaten the entire existence of their campaign.
This is something which 2020 Democrat Julian Castro is experiencing firsthand. As a matter of fact, Fox News reports that the end of Castro’s campaign may be near. Per his own admission, the 2020 candidate needs to raise at least $800,000 by the end of the month in order to continue running for president.
It’s important to note that like many other Democrats in the race, Castro is a low-polling candidate who is barely treading the waters of relevancy.
What You Need to Know About Castro’s Struggling Campaign
On Monday, Castro took to Twitter in order to alert supporters about the dire state of his presidential campaign. The 2020 Democrat warned that without raising $800,000 by October 31, his “historic and bold” campaign will be “silenced for good.” In the tweet, Castro included a link where supporters can donate to help keep him in the race.
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Castro’s inability to raise the necessary funds to run a successful campaign is not particularly new. Since his time as a presidential candidate, Castro’s fundraising numbers have trailed behind those of his opponents.
Additional trouble may be in the making for the 2020 Democrat even if he somehow does manage to raise the $800,000 that he needs within the next nine days. At this point, Castro’s poll numbers also do not meet the criteria to appear on the Democrat debate stage in November. Only time will tell whether or not this changes for Castro.
The Bigger Picture
Even if Castro manages to raise the necessary capital to remain in the race, it’s very likely that he will drop out at one point or another. The reality here is that Castro is a low-polling candidate and he’s not covered in the press very often. Ultimately, Castro’s lack of name recognition, coupled with his financial woes and low poll numbers doesn’t add up to the best outcome for the 2020 Democrat.
As time goes on, the 2020 race will only get more cut-throat, thus leaving various Democrat candidates by the wayside and the ones with the lowest poll numbers will be the first to go.
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