Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro dropped out of the 2020 presidential race Thursday.
Castro is a former U.S. secretary of housing and urban development and was the only Latino candidate.
“I’m so proud of the campaign we’ve run together,” Castro said in a video released by his campaign. “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.”
“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,” Castro added. “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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