Julian Castro Qualifies for Third Democratic Primary Debate
SAN ANTONIO (CN) – Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro became the 10th candidate to secure a spot in the September primary debate after reaching both the 130,000-donor requirement and polling threshold set by the Democratic National Committee, his campaign said Tuesday.
The former Obama cabinet official and San Antonio mayor received 2% in his fourth qualifying poll, a CNN/SRSS national poll released Tuesday. In July, Castro met the required 130,000 unique donors needed to be eligible for the next round of Democratic presidential debates.
“With two standout debate performances, Secretary Castro has been building momentum for his candidacy,” Castro’s campaign manager Maya Rupert said. “He has never wanted to be a ‘flash in the pan’ candidate, but rather has continued to build support and momentum by leading the field on critical issues and showing voters every day why he’s the best candidate to go toe-to-toe with Donald Trump.”