Vote now in the 2021 Best of San Antonio Readers Poll.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro Raises $1.1 Million for Presidential Campaign

Posted By on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 1:01 PM

click to enlarge Julian Castro speaks onstage during an appearance at this year's South by Southwest festival. - SARAH MARTINEZ
  • Sarah Martinez
  • Julian Castro speaks onstage during an appearance at this year's South by Southwest festival.
Former San Antonio mayor Julián Castro raked in $1.1 million in the first quarter of this year to fund his presidential campaign, according to a Texas Tribune report.

That may sound like some serious bank, but Castro still lags several other key 2020 Democratic contenders. Even so, the former Obama Housing Secretary's campaign told the Tribune that its war chest has since expanded to $2 million and that fundraising is ahead of expectations.



"[He] knows he's not a frontrunner now, but he sees the results of his effort every day," campaign manager Maya Rupert said in a statement. "We're confident that when voting starts in 2020, he'll be a frontrunner then."

For that to be the case, though, Castro will need to play some serious catch-up. That could require him to repeat — several times, in fact — the surge in media exposure brought on by his recent San Antonio counter-rally to President Trump.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's campaign last week said it had raised $6 million during the first three months 0f 2019, while former El Paso U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke announced he had pulled $9.4 million in the first 18 days of his campaign.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign raised more than $30 million during the first three months of the year.

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 2, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation