Eleven days ago, the Julián Castro campaign said that the Texas Democrat and the only Latino in the presidential race would drop out of the campaign if he could not raise $800,000 by October 31.
On Friday morning, a media release shared by the campaign noted that it had reached that goal that it hopes will help Castro “make a push for the November and December Democratic debates.”
The Castro campaign also added that “it had received more than $1 million for the month of October from nearly 50,000 donors, and had the best fundraising day of the campaign since August on Thursday, October 31,” the release noted.
“Time and time again this campaign has defied expectations with the support of an army of dedicated, grassroots supporters,” campaign Maya Rupert said in the release. “We set an extremely ambitious goal to keep Secretary Castro’s voice in this race, and our supporters met the challenge and delivered one of the best months of the campaign to date. We’re not going anywhere. Julián will keep being a voice for the voiceless, and a champion for the Americans who have been left behind. We will keep lifting up important issues others choose to ignore, and demonstrating by example why Secretary Castro is the best candidate to take on Donald Trump.”
According to the Castro campaign, he will campaign in Iowa during the weekend. As of Friday, Castro would not qualify for the next Democratic debate later this month due to low polling numbers. His current polling average is currently at .07%.