On Jan. 2, Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro officially ended his campaign. Low polling and fundraising totals contributed to the development.
"It's with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for president today," Castro tweeted. "I'm so proud of everything we've accomplished together. I'm going to keep fighting for an America where everyone countsI hope you'll join me in that fight."
Castro's campaign website mentioned his People First policy agenda. He also had issues such as disability rights, a Children First Plan for foster care, climate change and environment protection on his platform. His LGBTQ-equality slate included passing the Equality Act, banning conversion therapy nationally, and ending discrimination against LGBTQ families in the immigration and citizenship systems.
The former Obama administration Housing and Urban Development secretary declared his candidacy in January 2019. He has been councilman and mayor of San Antonio, Texas.
Castro's withdrawal means that there are no Latino presidential candidates left.